The Minister of Agriculture, Rural Development and Water Management Edmond Panariti has appealed to farmers to formalize their businesses related to agriculture in order to benefit from the subsidies scheme. According to the Minister, the agriculture products should be registered in gathering warehouses and that this procedure will be applied also for small traders which ensure production mainly from planted surfaces near to their houses and from their livestock.
The application of the financial support scheme will first require the identification and the registration of producers and at the same time the identification of EU supportive schemes. Farmers will be financed only if they are identified and registered, declared the Minister. According to him, the government is working in increasing the gathering points for agricultural products, as the main tool that will make possible the formalization of the agriculture sector in Albania.
Agriculture is a very important sector of the Albanian economy and the Ministry of Agriculture announced a week ago that exports doubled during the first semiannual of this year, due to the measures and subsidies’ schemes applied by the government.
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