Lack of appropriate certifications aligned to EU market requirements and fulfillment of the standards remains one of the biggest challenges for agricultural products in Albania. Agriculture in Albania is the sector which employs 48% of working age population making contribution of 17% of total GDP. Lack of appropriate certifications aligned to EU requirements and fulfillment of the standards remains one of the biggest challenges to access EU markets. Despite the agricultural sector remains the main source of income for significant number of people in Albania, lack of certifications lowers the potential to sell agro products in larger and more competitive markets.
Through its activities the project will certify producers and processors in cross border area with various international recognized certifications. The project will aim to introduce and certify for the first time in Albania and Greece companies with certification that lacks. Activities will include Trainings and workshops with producers and processors in cross border area; increasing awareness on the importance of Certification and their impact in acceleration of trading; Assistance throughout the certification process; Promotion and social media campaigns; Support of agro providers wanting to enter in new Markets; B2b meetings;
Introduce agro certifications
Increase cross border capacities and knowledge in international Food and Safety Standards
Better Market Access
Improvement of business staff and local expert’s knowledge
CBS is a business consulting non-profit organization (NGO) located in Tirana that provides consultancy services & implement innovative solutions for local entrepreneurs, organizations, donors and financial institutions. Its primary target customer base is SME’s while the organization works closely with banks, FI’s and international development agencies. CBS’ mission is to accelerate economic development sectors and segments in need, by producing real solutions for the client with the highest professional standards and measurable benefits. CBS covers entire geographic areas in Albania through 4 regional branches in Fier, Gjirokastra, Korça and Dibra.