Agri-food is one of the main sectors of the Balkan countries, particularly Albania. Over 40% of the country’s surface is dedicated to agriculture, which generates roughly 23% of the GDP, providing 43% of jobs. The European “Green Deal” is thus extremely relevant to Albania, aiming at new growth with a focus on environmental and social sustainability.
The Agriculture Days 2023 trade fair, which will be held from 27 to 29 April in Lushnjë, in the heart of Albanian agriculture, will host conferences, workshops, and round tables related to the theme of agriculture and sustainability.
The session “Sustainability Agenda for Agriculture and Food” will be held on the 27th of April, following the opening ceremony by Frida Krifca, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development. Paolo Bray, Founder and Director of the World Sustainability Organization (WSO), will talk at 2 PM on the importance of sustainable agriculture, fisheries, and tourism to achieve Sustainable Development Goals.
“WSO’s presence at the major agriculture trade fair in Albania, confirms the importance of the partnership between Italy and Albania, recently ratified in the Memorandum of Understanding signed by the Albanian and Italian Ministers of Agriculture.” Comments Bray. “Albanian agriculture and seafood products have already applied for and obtained the Friend of the Earth and Friend of the Sea sustainability certifications. We look forward to meet new companies from the Balkans area at WSO’s stand nr 24 at the Trade fair to enter together the path to sustainable production and certification.”
The World Sustainability Organization was founded to promote sustainability as a solution to preserve the planet’s resources, restore critical habitats, and protect endangered species. The International Organization, whose headquarter is located in Milan, Italy, is in charge of the Friend of the Sea and Friend of the Earth sustainability certification programmes. It collaborates with the global economic sector to expand sustainability, as indicated by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
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