by AgroWeb on May 26, 2017

Plastic Rise - Statement by the Embassy of China in Albania

Following some recent publications on international media such as the BBC and the European Union's reports on the risk of plastic rice from China, and its coverage at AgroWeb.org, the Chinese Embassy in Albania referring to a statement from the Ministry of Commerce of the People's Republic of China, declares that, Government of China pays great attention to the quality and safety of rice exported...

by AgroWeb on May 26, 2017

50,7 % of Albanian Employees Work in Agriculture

The sector of agriculture and services record the highest percentage of employees. The figures published by Statistics Institute, INSTAT, show that in 2016, 50,7 % of labor force are employees in agriculture, forestry and fishery and 17,8 % are clerks and employees of sales and services. Agriculture remains one of the most potential sectors in Albania. Agriculture as the main source of employment...

by AgroWeb on May 23, 2017

Albania's quality agroproducts are building a reputation abroad

‘Made in Albania’ products making it to the stands of U.S. supermarkets! This is the ultimate American Dream to Albanians, but is also the Albanian Reality to the Americans. While visiting Albania, David Reside, Division Chief, Office of Europe and Eurasia Country Affairs is optimistic and encouraging to Albanian agribusinesses. He describes them as impressive and amazing. “I am...

by AgroWeb on May 2, 2017

EBRD to support internationalization of Albanian SMEs to expand trading opportunities

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the Albanian Consulting Network (ACN) a business forum with Albanian entrepreneurs on ways to support internationalisation of small and medium sized enterprises and expand trading opportunities for SMEs. EBRD is implementing advisory project for small businesses in Albania under the Bank’s Advice for Small Business Programme ...

by AgroWeb on April 26, 2017

Albanian agricultural exports keep growing in 2017

Albania’s agricultural exports and livestock exports kept growing in the first four months of 2017, with exports of fruits and vegetables giving an impetus to the export figures, almost doubling in value against other products Ministry of Agriculture sources said Tuesday that the agriculture is dominating the country’s economic indicators with made in Albania agricultural exports ...

by AgroWeb on April 25, 2017

Banks remove 40 billion ALL in NPL from balance sheets

Albania’s banking system has removed around 12.6 billion lek in non-performing loans from the banks’ balance sheets in 2016. Central Bank data show that the process of cleaning the banks’ balance sheets from lost loans over the past three years continued also during the past year, contributing to the improvement of the credit quality and further reduction of the non-performing ...

by AgroWeb on April 25, 2017

VAT on tourism to boost investments and employment

Parliamentary Committee of Economy and Finance approved on Monday reduction of VAT on hospitality businesses in the sector of tourism from 20 percent to 6 percent. In 2016 revenues from tourism in our country hit a record of EUR 1.5 bn, according to Bank of Albania. Meanwhile, citing the Statistics Institute (INSTAT) during 2016 our country was visited by 4.7 mln passengers marking a rise of 15% ...

by AgroWeb on April 25, 2017

Global economy performance to positively impact Albanian economy

A recent positive performance of the global economy is expected to continue during the period 2017- 2018, supported by continued gradual economic growth in developed countries and the strengthening positive contribution from emerging economies. Bank of Albania, in its latest report, states that the positive effects of accommodating monetary policy on consumption and private investment in Eurozone...

by AgroWeb on April 25, 2017

Committee for assessment of imports’ safeguards constituted in Albania

The Ministry of Economic Development, Tourism, Trade and Entrepreneurship hosted on Monday the first meeting of the Committee for Assessment of imports’ safeguard measures. This committee, in pursuit of the Council of Ministers’ decision, is chaired by minister Milva Ekonomi and consists of representatives of the Ministry of Agriculture, Foreign Affairs, Union of the Chambers of Trade...

by AgroWeb on April 25, 2017

BoA - Savings and loan institutions positive performance

The saving & loan associations have performed better during this period, however in comparison to the previous year it has contracted, according to Bank of Albania. This performance reflects the restructuring of these institutions’ activity in line with the new law regulating their activity and inclusion in the deposit insurance scheme. The financial result of saving and loan ...

by AgroWeb on April 25, 2017

Italy is Albania's main trading partner in last five years

During the period 2012-2016, the exports towards EU countries have made up 76,6 % of the total. Referring to the report of Statistics Institute (INSTAT) for the period 2012-2016, exports to the countries of CEFTA (Macedonia, Montenegro, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Serbia, Kosovo and Moldova) make up 12,4 % of exports. The main trading partner of Albania in exports has been Italy. Over the span of 5 ...

by AgroWeb on April 12, 2017

16 Million USD to support Albanian farmers - Indigenous products a priority

In early May, Albanian Ministry of Agriculture will launch the new subsidy scheme applications for Albanian farmers. This year amounts is forecasted to be up to 16 Million USD. Representatives of Ministry of Agriculture says that priority will be the farmers who grow indigenous Albanian products. "If you will plant indigenous cultivars then you will receive 600 thousand USD compared to 500 ...

by AgroWeb on April 13, 2017

Europe says no to tainted chicken meat from Brazil. What about Albania?

htetet evropiane vazhdojnë të sekuestrojnë, bllokojnë dhe heqin nga tregu tonelata me mish pule që importohet nga Brazili. Vetëm në datën 12 Prill 2017, Gjermania dhe Spanja bllokuan dy ngarkesa të tjera me tonelata mish pule skandaloz nga Brazili. Vetëm gjatë vitit 2017, tetë vende të Bashkimit Evropian, Britania e Madhe, Hollanda...

by AgroWeb on April 18, 2017

Albanian Blueberries - The Hard Facts of The Miraculous Minifruits

Here are 10 health benefits of blueberries selected by AgroWeb: 1. Low in Calories, But High in Nutrients. The blueberry is a flowering shrub that produces berries that are colored blue to purple, also known as blueberries. Blueberries are small, around 5-16 millimeters in diameter, and have a flared crown at the end. Blueberries are among the most nutrient dense berries. 2. Blueberries are ...

by AgroWeb on April 23, 2017

Red Albanian Tomatoes - Season's Best Products

Tomatoes are among the best products of April. The solar-greenhouse tomatoes from Divjaka and Kutalli (Berat) are the first to be present in the market. Albanian tomatoes are exported everywhere even in Russia. If we will refer to the quantity of exported products, vegetables and fruits are queens of our lands. Albania exports 52 thousand tons of vegetables, from which 34 thousand tons of ...

by AgroWeb on March 21, 2017

ProCredit Bank certified under ISO 14001:2015 - Environmental Management Systems

ProCredit Bank has been certified under ISO 14001:2015, the internationally recognised standard for environmental management systems. The certificate was issued by TÜV AUSTRIA ALBANIA. ProCredit Bank Albania conducts its business activities in a sustainable and environmentally friendly manner to protect the environment and prevent pollution. As a result of internal awareness, applying ...

by AgroWeb on April 12, 2017

16 Million USD to support Albanian farmers - Indigenous products a priority

In early May, Albanian Ministry of Agriculture will launch the new subsidy scheme applications for Albanian farmers. This year amounts is forecasted to be up to 16 Million USD. Representatives of Ministry of Agriculture says that priority will be the farmers who grow indigenous Albanian products. "If you will plant indigenous cultivars then you will receive 600 thousand USD compared to 500 ...

by AgroWeb on March 29, 2017

Agro-Business Forum Albania-Turkey: Boosting agricultural cooperation

Tirana hosted the Agro-Business Forum Albania- Turkey with the participation of Agriculture Minister Edmond Panariti and Turkish Minister of Agriculture, Food and Animal Farming, Faruk Çelik . Also in attendance of this event were senior officials of both countries, representatives of 49 Turkish companies operating in agriculture, processing of agricultural products as well as potential ...

by AgroWeb on March 7, 2017

Banks increase lending, despite 2016 losses

Savings and Credit Associations in Albania have significantly increased crediting in rural areas during 2016, according to Central Bank. Last year, crediting amounted to 5.5 billion Lek or up by 14.3 percent compared to 2015. Deposits in Savings and Credit Associations were up by 30 percent, meeting almost 88 percent of crediting needs. Central Bank says that Savings and Credit Associations are ...

by AgroWeb on March 6, 2017

Government to provide more help to small farmers

Government of Albania will boost its support for the sector of agriculture via subsidies and schemes that will provide direct benefits to farmers. A 16 million USD subsidy scheme will take place this year to provide support to poor and small farmers, which according to Ministry of Agriculture are a priority for the government. Large-scale farmers will be eligible for support via soft loans from ...