Agriculture is one of the most dominant sectors of economy with a significant growth potential that makes it the fundamental source of income and employment in Albania. In the third quarter of 2018, the Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries’ activity have contributed by +0.15 % in the growth of 3.81% of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP).

Agriculture is a highly required area for investment by domestic and foreign investors. The mission of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development is to implement the general state policy in the sector of Agriculture and Rural Development.

Subject institutions of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development:

  • Agriculture and Rural Development Agency
  • National Food Authority
  • National Tobacco-Cigarette Agency
  • State Entity of Seeds and Seedlings


The compensation scheme is applied to the agriculture producers, whose inclusion in the regular VAT regime poses difficulties. For all supply of agricultural production by farmers to collecting companies or…

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Legal Framework for Agriculture

The Agriculture sector in the Republic of Albania represents one of the most important economic sectors of the country, given that agriculture contributes around 20% of the country’s GDP and…

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Potential for the development of organic agriculture, Preferential trade agreements with the EU to increase exports and preferential trade agreements with the Balkan countries (CEFTA), Suitable climate for the cultivation…

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Regulations and Procedures for Business

Based on Law no. 9863, date 28.1.2008 “On Food”, the purpose of which is to secure the foundations of ensuring a high level of human’s health protection and consumer interests,…

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