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ALBANIA

AGRICULTURE & LIVELIHOODS

 

Sustainable organic farming

The Problem

Wild-harvesting of medicinal and aromatic plants accounts for an estimate 90% of the country’s herbal plants sourcing. Soil erosion and irresponsible harvesting have drastically reduced the quantities available and traceability of the products is becoming increasingly difficult.

The Solution

The farm produces sustainably-grown organic herbs for local and international traders and processors of herbal oils. This provides additional income opportunities for local farmers. Once being organic-certified, it will open access to international and local markets.

The Impact

The farm owns a seedling nursery to ensure quality of inputs and employs local farmers for all works related such as land preparation, planting, and harvesting.

Female Farmer in Albania
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“A charity dollar has one life -

a social business dollar can be invested over and over again”

Prof. Muhammad Yunus