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Agriculture Grants, Deadline for IPARD II Applications Unveiled
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Agriculture Grants, Deadline for IPARD II Applications Unveiled

TIRANA, October 2 Farmers and agribusinesses based in Albania can submit an application for funding under IPARD II between October 30th and December 16th. The forecast notice highlights that any application submitted after December 16th will be rejected. The indicative overall available budget consists of €57.68 million. The Agency for Agricultural and Rural Development (AZHBR)...

How can Bioenergy Fuel Albanian Farmers’ Competitiveness
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How can Bioenergy Fuel Albanian Farmers’ Competitiveness

TIRANA, August 13 Bioenergy can be a determinant of the competitiveness of Albanian indoor farmers, and some are already expecting to reap the benefits of alternative sources of energy. The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) recently wrote about a pilot project with Albanian farmers in Lushnja, who are including bioenergy technologies on greenhouse farming....

Growing Mismatch between Education and Agriculture Jobs
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Growing Mismatch between Education and Agriculture Jobs

Press Review TIRANA, 7 January The gap between jobs in Albania’s top sectors of economy and education is growing wider. The services and agriculture sectors contributed 66.5 percent of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in 2017. Moreover, agriculture and services respectively contributed 42.4 and 38.2 percent of jobs in 2017. In the meantime, only 4.2...

Fishing and Agro-Industry Drive Surge in Agriculture Exports
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Fishing and Agro-Industry Drive Surge in Agriculture Exports

TIRANA, October 29 Fishing and agro-industry represent respectively 46% and 38% of the hike in agricultural exports for January-September 2018. Agricultural exports that include farming, fishing, and agroindustry rose by 9.9 percent over a nine-month period thus, reaching a value of Lek 23.6 billion. The official data from the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development...

Poland and the Netherlands Discover Albanian Fresh Produce
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Poland and the Netherlands Discover Albanian Fresh Produce

TIRANA, October 22 The Fresh Plazza, a Dutch startup focussed on the fresh produce industry shared the success story of Arbana Bio Cooperative LTD. The business, based in Kosovo is the leading Western Balkans company specialized in high-quality fruits and vegetables from Kosovo, Albania, and Macedonia. The article highlights that the image of Albania as...

Agrotourism a New Trend in Albania, Applications on the Rise
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Agrotourism a New Trend in Albania, Applications on the Rise

TIRANA, September 14 The 100 Villages programs had an impact on the number of subjects interested in the establishment of agrotourism centers, inns, and incubators that meet the food safety standards in domestic premises. Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural development Ermira Gjeci confirmed for the Albanian Telegraphic Agency (ATA) that a total of 44...