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 January 3, 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 January 13, 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 ...

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 December 6, 2016

Agrocon Albania hits a new milestone - The Global GAp certification of Myzeqe tomato

It is called the Albanian Quality Queen and so it has been awarded in dozens of international fairs. Before and after the '90s it has been heralded as the Albanian product that never loses value. Hats off to Myzeqe tomatoes, currently at its best moment in the local and export markets. One of its better quality varieties is grown right in the Agrocon Albania farm and it represents the next ...

by AgroWeb on November 30, 2016

Albania to open first agricultural stock market

Minister of Agriculture, Rural Development and Waters Administration, Edmond Panariti, unveiled on Wednesday the platform on agricultural stock market, defining balanced pricing on the basis of auctions. During a meeting in Tirana with the participation of experts, minister Panariti said time is ripe to take a tough stand on the flaws in relations between producers of agricultural sector. &ldquo...

by AgroWeb on December 12, 2016

Dried Persimmons - A Divine Taste Poem

Persimmons are delicious, but dried persimmons are divine. There are small, hard, persimmons and then there are big, plump, soft, wet, sticky, persimmons. The best ones to dry are made from persimmons so astringent that it simply cannot be eaten fresh. However, peel them and hang outside for 4-6 weeks and you have a wonderful fruit delight. The Fruit When harvesting or purchasing persimmons for ...

by AgroWeb on November 24, 2016

Green Onions - Freshness and Benefits of the Fall Season

Green onions should be part of our diet, particularly when they are fresh. Autumn is another best time of the year to indulge in these superb veggies as they are fresh from the harvest and sell and their best prices. These vegetables give our meals a great flavor, but are also full in vitamins and minerals that are good to the health. The green onion's medicinal part is its stem. It works as well ...

by AgroWeb on November 24, 2016

Why Are Cucumbers Sometimes Bitter?

We recently harvested the last crop of cucumbers from our garden, and after chopping and adding it to a tossed salad, I discovered that one of them was extremely bitter. Earlier batches had all been delicious, so I wondered what made this one so foul. Turns out environmental conditions can have a big impact on cucumber flavor! If you’ve been unpleasantly surprised by bitter cucumbers, ...

by AgroWeb on November 24, 2016

AgroEcology – Organic produce to feed Albania

"Agroecology" is the foundation of sustainable agriculture. It is the science and practice of applying ecological concepts, principles and knowledge to the design and management of sustainable farms. It provides a robust set of solutions to the environmental and economic pressures facing agriculture today. In short, agroecology is our best path forward for feeding the world. The ...

by AgroWeb on November 23, 2016

Albanian Almond fruits boosting longevity

Natural, unsalted almonds are a tasty and nutritious snack with plenty of health benefits. Albanian is blessed with almond trees that manage to meet some of the local market’s demand. Loaded with minerals, they are also among the healthiest of tree nuts. Just a handful of nutrient-rich almonds a day helps promote heart health and prevent weight gain, and it may even help fight diseases like ...

by AgroWeb on November 23, 2016

Avian influenza alert notified in Albania

The Albanian Ministry of Agriculture announces the risk of bird flu arrival in Albania. On November 23, 2016, the Ministry of Agriculture notifies that it has ordered the blocking the import of poultry from the countries affected. Although the prevalence is still far from the borders of Albania and the nearby countries have not been affected yet, our country is endangered due to wildlife ...

by AgroWeb on November 22, 2016

AGIS innovative platform to boost financing and employment in agriculture

A new unique, necessary and innovative system was launched on November 22, 2016. The AGIS system which represents the most reliable and all inclusive platform of statistics and agricultural data in Albania, provides a crucial mechanism for the growth and development of businesses in agriculture and beyond. The innovative and professional AGIS platform, is the first of its kind in Albania. The ...

by AgroWeb on November 17, 2016

Germany alarmed by dangerous Italian cherry tomatoes

Germany has pushed the panic button on cherry tomatoes from Italy. On November 16, 2016, the German Food Control Authority has taken severe steps and ordered nationwide official control on the German market, because considerable quantities of Italian cherry tomatoes have been found to contain dangerous quantities of pesticide residues. Germany has listed the risk alert as ‘Serious’ ...

by AgroWeb on November 15, 2016

Unique benefits of Albanian Broad Beans

Broad beans possess sweet, tender and succulent taste with mild flavor. Apart from their taste, it is rich in protein and fiber content. Albania is blessed with considerable production of broad beans, especially in the Korça and Pogradec regions. The main characteristic of the Albanian broad beans is their freshness and richness in unique nutritional values. In 100 grams, Broad beans ...

by AgroWeb on November 14, 2016

Broccoli, the Smart Green Albanian Veggie

Albanian consumers and their taste for broccoli has taken some time to gel and get used to each other. It is not broccoli fault though, far from it. Generally, it has to do with the Albanian skepticism to embrace the green vegetables and to accept them as a main dish, far from their local folkloristic role of a side order. “I do not like broccoli. And I haven’t liked it since I was a ...