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 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

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 September 23, 2016

Albanian Agriculture To Benefit EUR 71 Million EU Fund

Good news for Albanian farmers and agribusinesses that seek financing for their investments. The Albanian government has formally submitted its application to the European Commission to obtain Operating Structure accreditation for managing the fund worth 71 million euros under IPARD 2014-2020 program. Through the support of IPA 2008, an Operating Structure has been created and assisted to comply ...

by AgroWeb on July 28, 2016

EBRD investments in Western Balkans promote regional and EU integration

Balkan habitually was referred to as ‘the region that produces more history than they can consume’. Whereas European Union is referred to as ‘a unification of nations that began from economic cooperation’. There is a magical formula of co-existence. Economic cooperation. That magic combination is the best package Europe can pass to Balkans. Balkan countries share a common ...

by AgroWeb on June 28, 2016

ProCredit promotes regional market share for its Albanian clients

 SMEs are so vital to the Albanian economy. They represent over 95% of total businesses, employ 83% of the workforce and generate 75% of country’s annual GDP. Despite being such a driving force, Albanian SME’s lack networking opportunities. Committed to expanding SME’s potential by promoting regional co-operation and development, the German ProCredit group brought together ...

by AgroWeb on September 29, 2015

More Euro Millions Injected to Albanian Agriculture

EU funds are flowing back into Albanian agriculture as a Euro 71 million agreement 2016-2020 was signed in Brussels for supporting agriculture sector in Albania. The first call for applications is expected to be launched within the first six months of 2016, as the Ministry of Agriculture officials confirmed for Agroweb. The first call for applications is expected to be launched within the first...

by AgroWeb on September 8, 2015

Grant Criteria

Funds for new investments are great but yet expensive? The Albanian farmer’s dilemma derived from the desire of accessing funds and the hesitation that all this might be at least, time consuming, leads them to the perception that financing schemes are not an easy task. But costs can be cut if the farmers or agribusinesses fulfill the accessibility criteria. There are financial programs that...

by AgroWeb on June 26, 2015

Microfinance - a Solution for Farmers

Easier loan application procedures, faster processing and approval time and more flexible conditions for the small income client segment. Welcome to Microfinancing 101.That important source of financing especially to a continuously growing sector of the economy, agriculture. Sector growth and at the same time the growing demand for quality products requires continuous Improvements in technology. ...

by AgroWeb on May 15, 2015

Out with the old, in with the new mechanization in agriculture

The scene of farmers using the wooden plow to till the soil does not look very inviting, except when we look at it comfortably from our living room sited on the couch watching a black and white movie or documentary. That’s probably the reason that today’s youth hesitate to take up farming as a vocation or business activity. But what if we changed the wooden plow or other old ...