Saturday, 16 March 2013

First organic agriculture lab set up in Albania

The Turkish International Cooperation Agency (TIKA) has built an organic agriculture laboratory which follows international standards to make analysis and tests in Albania.

TIKA supports the organic agriculture methods in Albania to improve agricultural activities. Under a project TIKA has opened the first ever organic agricultural laboratory in Albania. The lab gives an opportunity to conduct scientific research with its latest high technology devices.

The President of Agricultural University Tirana, Fatos Harizaj, expressed her pleasure and gratitude for the lab. Ardian Maci, Dean of Agriculture and Environment Faculty, said they would work more efficiently thanks to the lab. He also stated they were hopeful for the future of organic agriculture in Albania.

One-fourth of Albania is composed of arable lands and 60% of the employed population works in the agricultural sector.
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