IPARD Grants Scheme

IPARD is the Instrument for Pre-accession Assistance (IPA). IPA is the main tool used by the European Union (EU) to provide financial and technical support to enlargement countries. The overall IPA objective for Albania is to support reforms and capacity building needed to achieve compliance with EU law in order to fully prepare the country to take on the obligations of membership in the EU.

The Rural Development component IPARD, provides assistance to EU candidate countries for the implementation of multiannual programs contributing to the sustainable development of the agricultural sector and rural areas and their preparation for the implementation of the EU policies and law. The Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Development and Water Administration (MARDWA) has the overall responsibility for preparation for the IPARD implementation in Albania.

One of the components of the IPA 2011 Project is the implementation of an investment Grant Scheme for agro-food sector development based on IPARD compliant rules (IPARD-like). The “IPARD-like” Grant Scheme is co-funded by the EU (75%) and the Government of Albania (25%), and implemented by GIZ as Contracting Authority for the EU funds and ARDA. Two measures are implemented under the “IPARD-like” Grant Scheme for agro-food sector development. Measure 1: Investments in Agricultural Holdings. Measure 2: Investments in Processing and Marketing of Agricultural Products.

EU Grants 92 Million Euro for Albanian Agriculture Growth

by AgroWeb on October 7, 2014

EU Grants 92 Million Euro for Albanian Agriculture Growth

Being a farmer in Albania means riding on the tight rope of hope. Hope for a better weather, hope for good seeds, hope - indeed lots of hope for access to finance. Albanian agriculture lives in a time of paradox, the paradox of being the only sector with economic growth and its low financing level by banking sector, as well as by subsidy schemes. But there is a second paradox – the acute ...

Access to financing - key to success in Albanian Agriculture

by AgroWeb on July 15, 2015

Access to financing - key to success in Albanian Agriculture

A piercing alarm rings religiously at 2 a clock every morning. Petrit Çela wakes up in a hurry; dresses quickly as he takes a sip of the freshly made Turkish coffee, as the only way to have his eyes sprang open, while heads off down to the Agro Market in Elbasan. The trucks are already situated at the vast area of the market and he has to make sure everything is on point. By 3 am the place ...

How to finance your agribusiness using IPARD-like grant fund

by AgroWeb on August 15, 2014

How to finance your agribusiness using IPARD-like grant fund

IPARD-like scheme covers up to 65% of the investment value through EU grant funds If you have an agribusiness and you want to increase your activities, if you're a farmer and you want to invest in agribusiness, or if agriculture is your passion, you should know that there exist alternative funding that cover up to 65% of investment value in grants. An alternative financing fund is IPARD-like ...