by AgroWeb on January 13, 2017

EBRD, Societe Generale Albania sign agreement to increase local farmers’ access to finance

Société Générale Albania, a banking and financial services company, and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, EBRD, signed Thursday an agreement to support a lending instrument designed to increase local farmers’ and agribusiness companies’ access to finance, especially in remote regions of the country. The EBRD, together with the Albanian ...

by AgroWeb on December 13, 2016

17 Albanian Agribusinesses Awarded International Safety and Quality Certifications

Agriculture in Albania? One of the most profitable fields to invest. The land? Exceptionally fruitful. Climate? Very favorable. But what impedes Albania’s production to be the best of the best not just locally but in international terms? Would it be possible to consider all of Albanian products being totally safe for Albanian consumers, as well as penetrating global markets? Yes, there ...

by AgroWeb on July 28, 2016

MACFRUT 2016 | 14 to 16 September | Rimini, Italy

MACFRUT 2016 will host the next European short course on fresh-cut products. The eighth edition of the European short course on the “Quality & Safety of Fresh-cut Produce” will be held from 14 to 16 September 2016 in the exhibition spaces of the Fiera di Rimini during the next Macfrut 2016. Organized by the University of Foggia in collaboration with Macfrut and DARe-Puglia. The ...

by AgroWeb on May 3, 2016

New Facilitating Measures Introduced to Boost Agribusinesses

The facilitative scheme introduced by the Albanian Minister of Finance Arben Ahmetaj includes additional measures part of the agriculture package drafted and approved by the government in the autumn of 2014. The compensation scheme for farmers was extended from 6% to 20% in 2014, providing a direct stimulus for Albanian farmers enabling the expansion of their production activities. “This ...

by AgroWeb on May 29, 2015

2 Million Euros Guaranteed Loans for Albanian farmers

Faced with the significant harvest fluctuations from year to year and with the increasing cost of agriculture investment, Albanian farmers get exposed to high risk to increase their investment. Informality, lack of collateral and inappropriate accounting practices make most farmers and agribusinesses un-bankable, but not when they have a strong back up on insurance credit. The Albanian Government...

by AgroWeb on May 21, 2015

2 Million Euros Guaranteed Loans for Albanian farmers

Faced with the significant harvest fluctuations from year to year and with the increasing cost of agriculture investment, Albanian farmers get exposed to high risk to increase their investment. Informality, lack of collateral and inappropriate accounting practices make most farmers and agribusinesses un-bankable, but not when they have a strong back up on insurance credit. The Albanian Government...