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Puka Goat Cheese Farmers to Create Their Own Brand
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Puka Goat Cheese Farmers to Create Their Own Brand

TIRANA, September 26 Farmers in Puka, Northern Albania, have created their association Agro-Puka and now they want to create their own goat cheese brand. The association that contributes to the integrated development of the area through the promotion of rural and economic growth contributes to improving the live holds of rural communities. Puka area is...

Albanian Agriculture Has the Lowest Budgetary Expenditures in the Region
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Albanian Agriculture Has the Lowest Budgetary Expenditures in the Region

TIRANA, September 21 Albania’s agriculture sector is currently contributing 20percent to the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and about 44percent of the labor force in Albania works in this sector. Despite the above-mentioned, the country receives the lowest support from the state budget compared to the other countries of the region, Monitor magazine says. This...

Assets Seized from Organized Crime to Help Create Social Enterprises
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Assets Seized from Organized Crime to Help Create Social Enterprises

TIRANA, September 15 Assets confiscated from organized crime will help to create social enterprises. Those assets that are now administered by the Agency for the Administration of Seized and Confiscated Assets will serve to the people and social groups that have been affected by criminal activities such as human trafficking, substance abuse, etc. This new...

Prolonged Drought Takes Toll on Crops
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Prolonged Drought Takes Toll on Crops

TIRANA, September 7 The prolonged dry season caused severe damage to 50 percent of field and fruit crops. According to a report issued by the Ministry of Agriculture, the lack of rain falls for more than 70 days and high temperatures damaged vegetable crops, corn, alfalfa, fruit crops, vineyards, olive and citrus fruits. Therefore, corn...

Albanian Farmers Focus on Breed Improvement and Honey Production
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Albanian Farmers Focus on Breed Improvement and Honey Production

TIRANA, June 22 Farming in Albania falls under the primary sectors of the economy. The data released by the Institute of Statistics (INSTAT) confirm this fact. This sector took a positive turn during the recent years and it is changing toward an entrepreneurial approach. Albanian farmers focused on breed improvement through artificial insemination. Hence, it...

Over 200 Organic Farms to Benefit from Agricultural Subsidies
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Over 200 Organic Farms to Benefit from Agricultural Subsidies

TIRANA, May 10 About 16 million dollars will be allocated to Albanian farmers during this year in support to the agriculture sector. Farmers can apply for subsidizing schemes during May. This year, more importance will be given to organic farming because of the competitive advantages they provide. Over 200 certified organic farms all over Albania,...

Albania Attends for first Time a Global Seafood Fair
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Albania Attends for first Time a Global Seafood Fair

TIRANA, April 27 For the first time, the sector of Albanian fisheries and aquaculture has been represented at an international fair. A pavilion was open at the Global Seafood Exposition that is taking place in Brussels. This event showcases various products such as software, computers, information systems, technologies, live tanks, etc. Albania was represented by...

Farmers to Get $16mln under Agriculture Subsidy Scheme
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Farmers to Get $16mln under Agriculture Subsidy Scheme

TIRANA, March 3 Agriculture subsidies during 2017 will support new schemes that directly address farmers. The estimated cost for the subsidy scheme for this year is 16 million dollars. The government has completely changed the subsidy’s scheme in the agriculture sector in order to support poor or small farmers. Meanwhile, large-scale farmers may only apply...

Albanians Start Cultivation of High-Priced Saffron Plant
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Albanians Start Cultivation of High-Priced Saffron Plant

TIRANA, March 1 Albania is well-known for the cultivation for various spices. Recently, farmers started the cultivation of saffron flower, besides other traditional crops. Even though saffron is considered the most expensive spice in the world, it was not cultivated before in Albania. The price per kilogram of saffron spice is about Euro 4,000. Saffron...