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 owned by 40 farmers were damaged.
Although the efforts for keeping greenhouses warm, it wasn’t possible to save the crops. Damages were also reported in the villages of Strum, Zharrez, Portez and Topoja. Bogdani said that all the damage was verified, recorded and reported to the Ministry of Agriculture. Now, it is expected if the Ministry will recompense the farmers or not.
News Source: Ora News
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