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Some 56 Water Bodies open for Aquaculture Activities
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Some 56 Water Bodies open for Aquaculture Activities

TIRANA, January 31 The Ministry of Agriculture has opened the race for subjects interested in fisheries and aquaculture activities. They will compete for licenses in 56 water bodies all over Albania that include lakes, reservoirs and wetlands. The race will be held based on the new fisheries law. It aims at regulating fishing activity without...

Fruit and Vegetables’ Exports Increased by 30% in 2016
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Fruit and Vegetables’ Exports Increased by 30% in 2016

TIRANA, January 30 Albania’s exported fruits and vegetables saw a significant increase during 2016 therefore, earnings from this sector reached Euro 58 million or Lek 7.9 billion. Yet the data on foreign trade confirm that the country’s imports of fruits and vegetables exceed exports. According to the data provided by the Institute of Statistics (INSTAT),...

Cold Weather Causes Strawberry Crop Destruction in Fier
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Cold Weather Causes Strawberry Crop Destruction in Fier

TIRANA, January 10 The cold temperatures below 0 caused massive damage to farmers in Fier and Mallakastra areas by destroying strawberry and tomato crops. The news was confirmed on Tuesday for Ora News by the chairman of agriculture for Fier and Mallakastra, Artur Bogdani. Based on the recent data, over 50 hectares of strawberry greenhouses...

Exports of Albanian Eggs Sees Significant Increase
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Exports of Albanian Eggs Sees Significant Increase

TIRANA, December 5 The Ministry of Agriculture sees a positive trend in the egg industry as exports to the region and the European Union countries increased. Based on the official data provided by the ministry, over 1,115 metric tons of eggs have been exported during January-September 2016. Meanwhile, 962 metric tons of eggs were exported...

Project on First Agricultural Stock Market Launched
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Project on First Agricultural Stock Market Launched

TIRANA, December 1 The platform on the first Albanian stock market for agricultural products was launched on Wednesday. The purpose of the stock market is to avoid price speculations. The platform will operate in one of the southern districts with abundant production. Prices will be regulated through an electronic system. “There will be a set...

EU Backs Albanian Agriculture with Euro 71mln Fund
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EU Backs Albanian Agriculture with Euro 71mln Fund

TIRANA, November 23 The European Union (EU) has planned 71 million Euro of grants to the rural development sector of Albania for 2016-2020. The amount may reach up to Euro 160 million with the national co-financing and own participation of farmers and agribusiness. This was said during the concluding ceremony for the program on rural...

Italy Guarantees more Investments and Support on Agriculture Sector
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Italy Guarantees more Investments and Support on Agriculture Sector

TIRANA, October 24 The Italian government will provide institutional support and expertise for the Albanian sectors of agriculture and fishing. This was agreed after an official meeting that Minister of Agriculture, Rural Development, and Water Administration Edmond Panariti held with Italian counterpart Maurizio Martina in Rome during the weekend. Both ministers signed the agreement that...

Aquaculture Permits to Be Reviewed
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Aquaculture Permits to Be Reviewed

TIRANA, September 29 In an attempt to boost aquaculture, a new official scheme will be applied in Albania. It will pave the way for a concrete survey on the water environments where the cultivation of fish and mussels can take place without affecting tourism. However, this new initiative might raise the need for reviewing hundreds...