Farmers in remote areas with high development potential will become part of several granting schemes by a EUR 6.5 million fund provided by the GIZ program in cooperation with the government of Denmark.
The funding schemes were presented in a meeting organized by the Ministry of Agriculture and the embassies of Germany and Denmark to Albania.
The discussions at the meeting were focused in the support of the economic development in undeveloped remote areas throughout Albania, by empowering young adults, women and farmers through granting funds for their business ideas.
The Minister of Agriculture, Edmond Panariti praised the generous support by the Republic of Germany and the Kingdom of Denmark in the development of the agricultural sector in Albania.
Panariti declared at the meeting that “through this project will be invested EUR 6.5 million in remote areas with huge unexploited potential.” The Minister added that these funds will affect in the improvement of living standards for the locals and at the same time will increase the competitiveness of country’s agricultural products.
The fund will be distributed in six counties and more than 1000 farmers will become part of these scheme. Women and young adults which have local business ideas will be priority of this fund.
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