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Agricultural Sector

Agriculture is one of the main sectors of the Albanian economy, generating approximately 23% of the country's GDP and providing employment to around 43% of the total employed.

Agricultural production has increased at an average rate of 3-3.5% since 2003. The increase in yields has been substantial for grapes, potatoes, milk from cattle and goats, eggs, fruits and fodder. Fruit production (including grapes) increased by 70% between 2000 and 2008, animal production by 21% and arable crops by 10% (even though wheat areas decreased markedly). The production of vegetables has increased notably, particularly in greenhouses.

The solutions needed in Albanian agriculture are within the areas of:

  • migration from rural areas
  • incresing the size of holdings (average of 1.2 ha – compared to 14 ha in the EU)
  • better marketing of products
  • developing irrigation and drainage systems
  • introducing technology and improving technological level
  • improving the organisation of farmers and developing the processing industry
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