The Institute of Statistics has issued a report on the performance of agriculture during the year we left, showing that the number of farms increased as well as the produced amount of vegetables. Farmers invested more in the establishment of new farming lands and greenhouses during 2014, increasing the number of farms approximately 0.4% compared to 2013.
The production of vegetables during 2014 reached the amount of 950.000 tons, increasing by 2.8% compared to 2013. The report says that for the past five years, the overall production of vegetables has increased with 10.5%.
Statistics also show that the production of potatoes reached the amount of 240.000 tons in 2014, increasing by 1.4% comparing to 2013. The highest amount of potatoes was produced in Korca county (64.164 tons) but an increased amount of potatoes was noticed also in Fier and Elbasan counties, respectively by 35.044 tons and 31.756 tons.
News source: ATA
Photo credits: Olearys / Flickr