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Land Structure and Agriculture Income per County

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Open Data Albania has conducted a research work on the land structure and the income from agriculture and livestock in Albania, based on data provided from the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Consumer Protection. In 2010, the agricultural sector contributed by about 18% to the GDP, making it a key sector in the economic development.

In Albania, agricultural lands occupy about 24.2% of the surface and the forest and pastures occupy the rest of it. This distribution has remained almost constant over the years:


Source: Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Consumer Protection
Analysis and comments: ODA


The number of agricultural farms in Albania is 353,485 and the county with the largest number is Fier (54,903 farms). The number of farms per county is also proportional to the total income from agriculture and livestock.


Source: Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Consumer Protection
Analysis and comments: ODA



The income from agriculture and livestock per county in 2009 is given in the following table:


Source: Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Consumer Protection
Analysis and comments: ODA


Fier is also the county with the highest annual income from agricultural production, providing about 14.9 billion ALL from farms (43% from agricultural production and 57% from livestock production). The county with the lowest level of income from agriculture is Kukes, providing about 2 billion ALL per year. At the national level, about 62% of the income is provided by livestock and 38% from agriculture.


Source: Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Consumer Protection
Analysis and comments: ODA


The agricultural sector is currently the most undeveloped part of the Albanian economy and suffers from deep fragmentation of the agricultural land surface. Only in 2010, the government decided to subsidize farmers who plant olives, citrus, fruit trees and vineyards. This measure is necessary, in order for the Albanian agriculture sector to compete with neighboring countries agricultural products.

Increasing the agricultural production not only helps in developing the economy and reducing unemployment, but it also enables the reduction of primary products prices and reduces the country's dependence on imports.





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    Contributer: RE
    Translated by: Andia Puka
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