from AgroWeb on 3 October, 2017

Women Power – The Driving Force of Agribusinesses in Albania

Women are more engaged in farm activities than men We can certainly admit it. In Albania women are well ruling their businesses, playing an encouraging role in a growing economy. Small businesses in Albania account for 70 per cent of the country’s GDP and more than half its jobs, with textiles one of its strongest […]

from AgroWeb on 21 September, 2017

Lending to agriculture account for 1.5% of total

The agriculture sector continues to have a negligible share in the total loans to enterprises by 1.5% only due to the high risk associated with agricultural lending, the Bank of Albania said recently in its trend in lending report. Albanian government, in collaboration with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) launched earlier this […]

from AgroWeb on 20 September, 2017

Bank of Albania research on financing agriculture sector

TIRANA, ATA – “Assessment of the method of financing micro and agricultural enterprises” is the latest research document released by the Bank of Albania and carried out by by Kliti Ceca and Elona Dushku from the Bank’s Research Department. The paper aims to present the results of the survey conducted by the Bank of Albania […]

from AgroWeb on 18 July, 2017

Albania’s foreign trade in goods with EU countries is 68.8%

Trade with the EU countries is 68.8 % of total trade. In June 2017, exports to EU countries occupied 78.3 % of total export and imports from EU countries occupied 65.0 % of total import. The main trade partners remain Italy (36.6 %), Greece (7.7 %), Germany (7.5 %) and Turkey (5.6 %). According to […]

from AgroWeb on 18 July, 2017

Local farmers, agribusiness companies to benefit from EBRD funds

Local farmers and agribusiness companies will benefit from fresh funds under the Albania Agribusiness Support Facility (AASF), a financial instrument jointly launched by the Albanian government and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) aimed at increasing farmers’ and agribusiness companies’ access to finance. The EBRD is providing unfunded risk participation of €25 million, […]

from AgroWeb on 5 July, 2017

Funding for Albanian Farms – Key to Economic Growth

Albanian agriculture requires lots of funding to grow. Financing for agribusinesses reduces poverty by four times and creates significant employment. But funds are hard to come by in Agriculture. The sector, which employs 50% of country’s labor force, gets a mere 4% of financing. Gramos Osmani, Head of Agribusinesses at Intesa Sanpaolo Bank faults the […]