USAID ALBANIA

Since 1992, the United States Agency for International Development, USAID has delivered over $500 million in foreign aid to support Albania’s development, stability, and integration into Europe. Albania has played a positive, moderating role in the Balkans and is making strides toward Euro-Atlantic integration with its 2008 signing of a Stabilization and Association Agreement with the European Union (EU) and joining NATO in April 2009. However, significant challenges exist for Albania to become a socially- and economically-viable democracy.
USAID’s programs in Albania strengthen democratic institutions, promote civil society, reduce corruption, support equality and stimulate inclusive economic growth– all necessary to move Albania forward more quickly towards greater democracy while meeting criteria that are essential to achieving its European aspirations.

Website: https://www.usaid.gov/albania

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2 out of 3 Albanian youngsters, unemployed.  Agreements signed to employ 205 within 2015

by AgroWeb on October 3, 2014

2 out of 3 Albanian youngsters, unemployed. Agreements signed to employ 205 within 2015

7 organizations which work in the agricultural and tourism sectors in different cities, throughout Albania, signed agreements for the implementation of projects which aim to increase employment and empower youth. Two out three Albanian youngsters are unemployed. Albania, a country where half of the population is young, offers few opportunities to this age-group, which suffers the highest rate of ...

Agriculture of the new generation

by AgroWeb on November 20, 2014

Agriculture of the new generation

In 1991, when Dom Antonio Schiarra first came in Zadrime, Lezhe, in his mission to alleviate poverty in this region, besides flour and sugar he also brought a wheelbarrow and a paddle. The message was clear. The soil needed to be taken care of. At that time, same as before the 90’s, it seemed like the land did not want to produce. Through the trust in God, but also through lots of work, ...

AgroCapital – the USAID program that helped farmers get $4.7 Million of financing

by AgroWeb on February 20, 2015

AgroCapital – the USAID program that helped farmers get $4.7 Million of financing

Vehip Salkurti, a 55 year old farmer from Peshkopi, one of the least developed mountainous areas in Albania, woke up with a mission on February 18. He must get the new American ambassador in Albania, Donald Lu have a taste of his farm’s apples. Vehip is one of those extremely hard-working people, determined to stay positive despite the regular hardship he endures to get his farm growing. ...

Sowing the seeds of success

by Anduela Nika on August 6, 2015

Sowing the seeds of success

Update: 6 August 2015- He grew up the child of a landless farmer during Communism. But defying the odds, Ruzhdi Koni put his hands into the soil and seed by seed has managed to transform his life into a rags to riches success story. The passionate student from the Agriculture University of Tirana knew better than to idly spend every afternoon playing soccer with his buddies, and instead decided to...

Natural does not mean Organic

by AgroWeb on August 15, 2014

Natural does not mean Organic

Planted lands in south-eastern Albania, close to the city of Skrapar. Setting standards and enforcing their application will always secure high quality, safe and trustful products. What are bio standards and why are they important in agriculture? The standards applied in agriculture, particularly bio standards, are an entirety of rules and specifications which define the precise conditions for ...