Tirana, December 16, 2015
The Minister of Agriculture Edmond Panariti declared in a press interview for Scan TV that next year’s challenge of the agriculture sector is the increase of positive performance. The Minister mentioned the achievements of 2015 in this sector, stressing the significant increase of production rate and Made in Albania exports.
According to Panariti, during 2016 the Ministry of Agriculture will be focused in increasing the surfaces of farmed lands and in the finding of new markets for Made in Albania products.
In the Draft Budget for 2016, the Ministry of Finances has increased the budget for the agriculture sector to ALL 10.5 billion, from ALL 8.4 billion that was set as an annual state budget during 2015. Experts from the Ministry of Agriculture say the majority of the funds for 2016 will be invested in the prevention of flooding and in the establishment and renovation of drainage and irrigation systems.
News source: Scan TV
Photo credits: ATA