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 22, 2017

Blueberries and Raspberries to Cultivate in Albania Low Lands

USAID Albania AAC Lushnja specialists helped farmers in Kafaraj, Fier to plant raspberries and blueberries plants. The purpose of the trials is to evaluate blueberry and raspberry production in order to diversify production. USAID is helping farmers to introduce local berry production to compete with pricey imports. The USAID Albania economic growth programs for the Albanian agriculture sector ...

by AgroWeb on May 11, 2017

Albanian Melon Exports Hit Foreign Markets

As most residents of Divjaka grapple with high costs of farm inputs during this planting season, farmers are struggling with another problem that they never anticipated when they started growing melons many years back. That their produce might not make it to the market. They planted melons (cantaloupes) on the family farm on the outskirts of Divjaka after growing salad and lettuce for many ...

by AgroWeb on May 10, 2017

EU Giant Supermarket Suppliers Eye Albania’s Quality Products

The success of each business is based on a special law. It is called the law of supply and demand. It can make you a billionaire or leave you empty handed. The whole business world goes around this axis. Sometimes, Albanian merchants face higher offer and low demand, or a surplus in production and a small market. Merchants are forced to lower prices and as such their margins move closer to zero. ...

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 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 17, 2017

How to Spot the Albanian Garlic from the Chinese One

Surprising is the fact that Albania is importing a substantial quantity of dry garlic from China, while the region of Korça has been traditionally a supplier of garlic. The fact that the garlic comes from a country so far raises questions about the freshness and level of preservatives in the product. Furthermore, dry garlic from China comes at a price 350 ALL/kg, while the products from Kor...

by AgroWeb on March 10, 2017

Tropoja Chestnuts top the Albanian nut exports

Tropoja chestnuts are the only Albanian chestnuts fulfilling the quality required for export covering an important share of European imports. International demand for high quality chestnuts has been growing since the second half of the 1990’s, partly because of growing interest of consumers toward environmentally friendly and traditional products, but also domestic demand has been high. ...

by AgroWeb on March 8, 2017

Albania to set up National Food Codex

Albania aims to set up a National Food Codex in an attempt to increase food security in the country. The Codex, according to Minister of Agriculture, Rural Development and Water Management, Edmond Panariti, will act as a reference point for all actors involved in the food sector. Addressing the meeting of the National Food Authority held in Tirana, Minister Panariti said that the Codex represents...

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 ...

by AgroWeb on February 24, 2017

Year 2017 on course to break Heat Records of 2016

It’s getting hot in here. Indeed too hot. So take off all your winter clothes. It is February and it is turning out to be an unusual month. Forecasters said Albania is breaking heat records for the winter months. Temperatures in Tirana at the start of the week peaked at well above 20 Degree Celsius while in the mountainous areas, they followed the same pattern. For the forecasters this is a...

by AgroWeb on February 8, 2017

Smart Work Pays off at the Biggest Agro Market in Elbasan

500 new jobs. The biggest market in the area with a Eur 2.2 Million investment value. High European standards. 100 agribusinesses within the market. Aiming an investment of $1,9 Million for implementing 100% energy from solar panel system and a dedicated distribution and collection center for export purposes worth $0.9 Million. Just a simple fact checking! It’s not an electoral campaign ...

by AgroWeb on February 7, 2017

Albanians spend 1,7% of food budget for Citrus

Last year, consumer spending for citrus had a direct contribution of 1.7% in the budget dedicated to food and non-alcoholic drinks. According to data published by the Institute of Statistics (INSTAT), the largest contribution within this category remains costs for oranges and mandarins, namely around 50% of the overall expenditure. According to ATA, even the vegetable yield scored a rise. The ...

by AgroWeb on January 24, 2017

Albanian Citrus and Vegetables Appeals European Markets

Albanian citrus and vegetables grasp the crown of exports to regional and European markets. Production and export of citrus from the Konispol area has been increasing over the past three years, starting with 1,100 tons of exports from 10,000 tons of production in 2014 reaching 5,560 tons of exports from 16,000 tons in the last season production. According to the latest data gathered by AAC-...

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 January 11, 2017

Albanian Lavender - The Purple Magic of Medicinal Herbs Export

“Every taste, every smell tells a tale,”goes an old English saying. Indeed. Smells get always related to special memories, particular places, and reminisce dear yet nostalgic times. Does any scent of Albania really exist? The famous myrtle flower aroma, which has always featured in traditional songs, poems and history books? The soft and distinctive laurel scent? The calming and ...

by AgroWeb on January 11, 2017

Ministry of Agriculture outlines eligibility criteria for the financing of agriculture and rural development in 2017

The Ministry of Agriculture has launched preparations and it is working to determine the basic criteria of the sectors to be financially supported during the year 2017. Another important milestone under consideration, it is also the amount of financial benefit to be distributed from the program of funding the agriculture and rural development for 2017. This year the Ministry of Agriculture of ...

by AgroWeb on January 9, 2017

The Hot-Selling Facts About Red Cabbage

They call it red cabbage, but this cruciferous vegetable is in fact purple. It’s so delicious that it can surprise your palate. If you think that red cabbage is the same as green cabbage, you are mistaken and we are not talking just about the color. Red cabbage, also known as purple cabbage, is delicious both raw and cooked. It’s often eaten raw in salads, steamed, braised or saut&...

by AgroWeb on December 29, 2016

Holidays Increase Product Prices

Together with Christmas tree decorations, school and work Christmas vacation and holiday’s plans, winter holiday time is associated with another annual tradition: consumer basket price increase. Retailers use an increased demand for food items, vegetables, fruits, and drinks during the holiday season, spiking the prices accordingly for Christmas and New Year. Although price volatility in ...

by AgroWeb on December 23, 2016

The new surprising colors of Albanian carrots

Carrots are the most famous vegetables in many cuisines. They are also a generally favorite vegetable for many consumers worldwide. Everybody knows the carrot’s nutritional and health values, but there are some secrets and interesting facts about carrots that Agroweb will reveal to you.  Health Benefits of Carrots. The health benefits of carrots- from lowering cholesterol to preventing...

by AgroWeb on December 22, 2016

All End-of-Year prices and origin of products on offer

On the verge of end-of-year festivities, expenditures of Albanian families for food products peak. But the long-standing dilemma is always going to be the same, whether Albanians believe products they buy should be locally grown or of foreign imported ones. In this stage of the year, in December, numerous Albanian areas provide local fruits and vegetables with much convenient prices than those of...

by AgroWeb on December 22, 2016

Months of Agriculture - Panariti: Albanian products compete on international markets for quality

The Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Development and Waters Management, held on Wednesday “The Albanian Wine Festival”, an activity in the framework of Agriculture Months dedicated to promotion of Albanian products, reports the Albanian Telegraphic Agency ATA. In attendance of this activity were Minister of Agriculture, Edmond Panariti, representatives of different wineries, other ...

by AgroWeb on April 29, 2017

Infusing extra virgin olive oils in simple steps

Herb-infused olive oil is fantastic for making a special salad dressing, drizzling over a dish of pasta, or simply as an appetizer with chunks of great artisan bread. Making it yourself is super easy - and can make a great DIY gift to share with your friends! Start with the best ingredients you can find or afford. Using good quality olive oil, fresh herbs, and organic ingredients will give you a...

by AgroWeb on April 15, 2017

How to keep Extra Virgin Olive Oil from going bad

One ingredient cooks always need: olive oil. With its abundant uses, you might want to stock up on a few high-quality bottles, which also begs the question does olive oil ever go bad? OLIVE OIL SHELF LIFE Like almost any food, olive oil can absolutely reach a point when it spoils. Over time, things like air, heat, and light can all have an impact on the quality of the product as well as its ...

by AgroWeb on December 20, 2016

Macedonia bans agriculture imports from Albania

It is not the first time, but now the situation is becoming serious and Albania is thinking to apply the principle of reciprocity. Macedonia is banning again the imports of vegetables from Albania, breaking the CEFTA agreement. This week, in Macedonian border two barges with Albanian fresh vegetables were blocked and their value is estimated to be EUR 25,000. During an interview for Report TV, ...

by AgroWeb on December 19, 2016

New Green Leaf in Town, Meet the Iceberg Lettuce

Iceberg lettuce is a variety of lettuce with crisp leaves, which grows in a spherical head resembling cabbage. It is different from the green lettuce that we are used to buy in Albania, not only because of its paler green color, but also the shape is different as it features a more pronged form. The Iceberg lettuce has recently started to be cultivated in Albania as an alternative to the ...

by AgroWeb on December 17, 2016

The difference between Clementine Oranges and Mandarin Oranges

Once it was just about New Year festivities. But long gone are the days when mandarins appeared for just a couple of weeks around the end of the year, always in wooden crates, and then disappeared for another year. The winter months remain the peak season, when the 'easy peelers' fill the gap on the market stands after the glut of late summer and autumn fruits and, along with all the other ...