from AgroWeb on 21 March, 2018

European Union and Albania, Partners Against Corruption

Two are the main basics of good governance: Transparency and public participation in decision-making. These two indicators are closely related to the level of corruption in a country. The more transparency, the less corruption. According to the Open Budget Index (OBI), Albania has a result of budget transparency at 38 out of 100, on average […]

from AgroWeb on 20 August, 2017

Albanian Fresh Honey Season Blossoming

Albanians stick to honey. It has been used by countless of cultures all around the world over the past 3,000 years, while in Albania, usage of honey traces back to Illyrian times. In centuries many writers and philosophers, starting from Aristotle have emphasized the wealth of bee forage in Albania. The philosopher himself praised the […]

from AgroWeb on 20 August, 2017

Deformed Strawberries and Some Important Truths

So it’s you wandering through the fruits and vegetables markets looking to buy strawberries. But wait, there’s something wrong. You see the regular strawberries at not so cheap prices and close to them you see strangely shaped strawberries sold at half price. Are they any good? Why do strawberries get deformed, and what can be […]

from AgroWeb on 26 July, 2017

Albania‘s energy market – a driver for investment

  Famed for its “gold rush” on the rivers, and racked by managing problems Albania’s energy sector is up for a revival. One that goes from head to toe, sparing no expenses. 500 million Euros, is the investment that will be made for the upcoming 4 years in the energy sector. On the basis of […]

from AgroWeb on 17 July, 2017

Vegetables – Albanian Gold Mine

from AgroWeb on 12 June, 2017

Junk food ads targeting kids on all media banned in UK

Junk food ads targeting kids on all media banned in UK by AgroWeb on April 10, 2017 From next July all adverts for food or drink high in fat, salt or sugar – targeted at under 16s – will be outlawed. Junk food advertising is to be banned across all children’s media in Great Britain […]

from AgroWeb on 6 June, 2017

Dangerous chemicals in toys – Albania lacks testing labs

Toys are an active component in the development of children. They provide an intensive activity for children as they grow up. Using toys is helpful for their cognitive skills, as well as social and emotional behavior. Production, imports and trade of toys that are randomly falsified and modified causes dangers and negative effects on these […]

from AgroWeb on 17 May, 2017

Let’s talk money: shifting to renewable energy in Albania

Put your money where your mouth is. When it comes to investing, it’s always interesting to find out who’s willing to back up their words with cold, hard cash and who bails out. Business is about revenues; positive cash flows; profits. All else is, let’s be honest, secondary.   If you run an engine and […]

from AgroWeb on 24 April, 2017

Albania Agriculture – Season’s Veggies Provide Best Quality

Remember the feeling of eating off-season vegetables short in taste and smell. Tomatoes, eggplants, cucumbers or peppers do not taste the same during winter; however we find them everywhere due to high consumer demand. Where do these vegetables and fruits grow? Is it worth consuming?   Consumers can ask a lot of questions and experts […]

from AgroWeb on 22 February, 2017

Hot and Cold On Summertime Winter

It’s getting hot in here. Indeed too hot. So take off all your winter clothes. We are no closer rapping like Nelly, but reality is February turned out to be an unusual one. Forecasters said Albania shattered heat records for the winter month. Temperatures in Tirana at the start of the week peaked at 27 […]

from AgroWeb on 21 October, 2016

Climate changes pose serious threat to country‘s security and welfare

Climate changes pose serious threats to the country’s security and welfare, with agriculture being the worst affected sector of the economy“ Minister of Environment Lefter Koka said during the presentation of the Third National Communication under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, in a three-year long process involving national institutions, climate change experts, […]

from AgroWeb on 13 October, 2016

EU in Albania: Agriculture sector engine of economic growth

Minister of Agriculture, Water Administration and Rural Development Edmond Panariti called for the assistance of EU experts and institutions in developing best agricultural and rural development policies. An agricultural policy forum, co-organised by the European Commission and the Ministry of Agriculture, Water Administration and Rural Development, was held in Tirana to exchange ideas, discussions and […]

from AgroWeb on 6 October, 2016

The Paris Agreement is officially a done deal

The landmark Paris agreement on climate change will enter into force on November 4, after a coalition of the world’s largest polluters and small island nations threatened by rising seas pushed it past a key threshold on Wednesday. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called the agreement’s strong international support a “testament for the urgency of action.” The […]

from AgroWeb on 29 September, 2016

Valbona on route to remain a keepsake

On September 28th, 2016, at 8 o’clock in the morning, bulldozers were put into position in Dragobi and the Maskollata region of Valbona National Park. By 11 o’clock in the morning, the mountains echoed with the sound of destruction. Today’s actions are the latest in a battle which began in January 2016, when plans were learned […]

from AgroWeb on 23 September, 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 […]

from AgroWeb on 6 September, 2016

Albania among top 5 countries most at risk from pollution

Among all other problems and issues, uncertainties and concerns, a new ‘killer’ is threating Albania, a silent killer. This is how pollution is called because the very air we breathe, the water we drink and the food that we eat are all affected by pollution. Albanians cannot be isolated from the effects of a polluted […]

from AgroWeb on 28 July, 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 […]

from AgroWeb on 16 July, 2016

Let‘s talk money: shifting to renewable energy in Albania

Put your money where your mouth is. When it comes to investing, it’s always interesting to find out who’s willing to back up their words with cold, hard cash and who bails out. Business is about revenues; positive cash flows; profits. All else is, let’s be honest, secondary. If you run an engine and it […]

from AgroWeb on 14 July, 2016

EU Commission: Corruption and Informality main obstacles to Albanian economy

Albania 3.4, Macedonia 4.0, Montenegro 4.1, Kosova 4.0. Even if you understand nothing on fiscal terms, you easily realize that Albania is not ranking high in the region. Data come from the European Commission newest report ’2016 Economic Reform Programs in Western Balkans’ and those are the numbers showing the GDP growth during 2016. Lack […]