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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 March 15, 2017

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 March 13, 2017

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

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 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 February 25, 2017

The Values of Beans - Black vs. White

Beans are so hot right now. But what makes them so super healthy? Beans are high in protein and very low on cholesterol with plenty of benefits in between. Beans are loaded with fiber, folate, and magnesium, and studies have shown these legumes can actually help lower cholesterol and reduce the risk of certain cancers. Beans are also a great source of iron, although certain types may provide more ...

by AgroWeb on May 13, 2017

Cranberries – Nature’s Organic Red Treat

Cranberries are famous for their pleasing, pucker-inducing tartness and ability to enhance a wide range of dishes, cranberries are popular in everything. They're great as a trail mix addition or alone as a snack. Commercially grown cranberries are somewhat larger than the wild varieties grown in the northern regions of the Albania. Old Albanians enjoyed preparing cranberries in ways similar to ...

by AgroWeb on May 5, 2017

Where to buy the best olive oil in Albania?

Autumn marks the period of harvesting olive and processing the wonderful golden liquid known as the olive oil. Consumers face dozens of alternatives and brands of olive oil in their favorite markets. Those consumers who want a qualitative oil are faced with the choice of buying the most expensive oil they can or purchasing it directly from their favorite merchant. In an attempt to get the story ...

by AgroWeb on October 26, 2016

New Bill on Organic Food to Pass Tomorrow in Parliament

The Albanian Parliament is expected tomorrow to approve a bill on organic products in line with European Union standards. The bill on “Organic produce, label and control” has been submitted to parliament and discussed by parliamentary committees and groups of interests. The draft obtained by AgroWeb sheds light on the novelties of the initiative and what it means to the farmer and ...

by AgroWeb on October 26, 2016

The Magic World of Black Beans of Korça

Korça is the nation's leading grower of black beans, and farmers in the state's fertile land have their fates linked more than ever to the culinary tastes of Cubans, Central Americans and others who prefer the coal-colored legume.   Long before a family in Korça can cook a pot of black-bean soup or a family in Pogradec can enjoy their beans as a side dish, Fatos Hoxhaj stares ...

by AgroWeb on March 8, 2017

Pumpkin Flowers - The lovely edible wonders

The culinary use of flowers dates back thousands of years. In Albania as well it has been a tradition and nowadays great chefs presents an unrivalled bunch of flower recipes. Some are spicy, and some herbaceous, while others are floral and fragrant. The range is surprising. In Albanian organic restaurants it’s not uncommon to see pumpkin flowers or zucchini blossom used in salads, teas...

by AgroWeb on March 8, 2017

The Golden Quinces of Albanian Taste

Quince is native to the Eurasian area, including Albania, and other nearby regions. Historically, quince may have played a much larger role than most people expect. Some researchers actually think that when “apples” were referenced in ancient history, they were more likely talking about quince, which were much more common in those areas.  In Albania, quince is cultivated since ...

by AgroWeb on December 14, 2016

Fruits and Vegetables that Resemble to Body Organs

All really don’t know the implication of the statement “You Are What You Eat” however; you will discover that good-for-you foods and your body parts have a closer resemblance than you thought after looking at some interesting comparison. If looking at a slice of carrot from a distance, you can easily recognize it resembles an eye. Then see closely and you will find a pattern of ...

by AgroWeb on March 1, 2017

Spinach - More Than Iron Power

Spinach is available all year round but is in season during the autumn (August-April) It is well known for its nutritional qualities and has always been regarded as a plant with remarkable abilities to restore energy, increase vitality and improve the quality of the blood. There are sound reasons why spinach would produce such results, primarily the fact that it is rich in iron. Iron plays a ...

by AgroWeb on October 25, 2016

The ambitious Albanian dream of producing wine

The citadel has just woken up. Standing at a particular spot in the vineyard where the light spills across the rows of vines, it is possible to believe that the world has just begun and life is full of promise. The soft sound of a breeze rustling the vines, the warm touch of sun on emerging fruit, sky as far off as anyone can see, quickly gets on your head without drinking a drop of alcohol. If ...