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Wine Festival to Celebrate Local Products in Pogradec
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Wine Festival to Celebrate Local Products in Pogradec

TIRANA, December 13 Food and wine festivals are becoming a method to promote local products of specific tourist destinations all over Albania that have distinctive cultural identities but are often under the radar of traditional tourist offers. The Wine Festival of Pogradec is an annual event that welcomes various attendees from the business sector and...

Kuksi, Tropoja’s Blueberries, Chestnuts, and Honey Registered as National Trademarks
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Kuksi, Tropoja’s Blueberries, Chestnuts, and Honey Registered as National Trademarks

TIRANA, December 11 A list of products and goat breeds from the Albanian highlands are now registered as unique brands. According to the General Directorate of Patents and Trademarks, the list of products includes honey from Malesi e Madhe, Chestnut Honey from Tropoja, Chestnut Honey from Malesi e Madhe, Tropoja Blueberries, and Kuksi Blueberries. The...

How Much Olive Oil do Albanians Consume per Year?
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How Much Olive Oil do Albanians Consume per Year?

TIRANA, December 3 Olive oil production and exports show a year-over-year increase even though at a slow pace. The annual average of olive production in Albania is between 90,000 and 100,000 tones. In the meantime, the average olive oil production is between 17,000 and 20,000 tones mainly represented by extra-virgin and virgin olive oil. However,...

First Incubator for Albanian Products Opens in Permet
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First Incubator for Albanian Products Opens in Permet

TIRANA, November 22 Traditional food products from Permeti area will be easier to find in the market. A food incubator for typical Albanian products was inaugurated in Permeti town on Wednesday. It will provide access to local food systems and also a market for the farmers of the area. The incubator will focus on two...

Konispoli Farmers Celebrate 7th Edition of Mandarina Fest
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Konispoli Farmers Celebrate 7th Edition of Mandarina Fest

TIRANA, November 19 The seventh edition of Mandarina Fest was celebrated during the weekend in Konispoli municipality in cooperation with GIZ Albania. The farmers in Konispol, Mursi, and Xarra invested in citrus farming and especially tangerines and clementines. Based on the official data provided by the municipality of Konispol, in 2017 the district counted over...

State Budget Backs Albania’s Fishing Industry in 2019
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State Budget Backs Albania’s Fishing Industry in 2019

TIRANA, November 13 The seafood processing industry is the best-performing branches of agriculture in Albania. Hence, official authorities encourage entrepreneurs to further invest in aquaculture, fish farming, and seafood processing. Fishing and agro-industry represent respectively 46% and 38% of the hike in agricultural exports for January-September 2018. Agricultural exports that include farming, fishing, and agroindustry...

Where to Find Olive Oil in Albania
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Where to Find Olive Oil in Albania

TIRANA, November 12 There are more than 12 million olive trees in Albania. More than ten percent of those trees are aged 1,000-3,000 years  Olive oil or the ‘liquid gold’ as it was called by Homer, is the most valuable component of the Mediterranean diet. November is the best time of the year to find...

Top Regional Albanian Products: Traditional Products by Region
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Top Regional Albanian Products: Traditional Products by Region

TIRANA, October 30 Know your signature Albanian products by region from the heights of the Accursed Mountains to the clementine orchards of Konispoli. The Albanian products that most foreigners recognize are grappa, olive oil, aromatic and medical herbs, chestnuts, etc. Yet there’s a wide range of traditional products that include plants, animals, clothing, and food...

Fishing and Agro-Industry Drive Surge in Agriculture Exports
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Fishing and Agro-Industry Drive Surge in Agriculture Exports

TIRANA, October 29 Fishing and agro-industry represent respectively 46% and 38% of the hike in agricultural exports for January-September 2018. Agricultural exports that include farming, fishing, and agroindustry rose by 9.9 percent over a nine-month period thus, reaching a value of Lek 23.6 billion. The official data from the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development...