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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...

German Govt to Support Albanian Agriculture and Viniculture
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German Govt to Support Albanian Agriculture and Viniculture

TIRANA, February 20 The German government will soon send agricultural machinery and farm technology to Albanian farmers, and it will also provide financial support for projects in the viniculture sector. This was confirmed by Minister of Agriculture, Rural Development, and Water Administration Edmond Panariti, during a visit he held in Germany. He met with the...

How to Start Your Startup in Tirana?
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How to Start Your Startup in Tirana?

TIRANA, February 2 Startus, an important network of startups in Europe, highlights the advantages of opening a business in Tirana, as it considers the capital one of the most important and attracting cities in Albania for launching a startup. Among the major advantages, it includes simple procedures for starting a business, a qualified labor force...

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...