IFDC Report, Volume 26, No. 1

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This publication highlights the formation and significance of the Albanian Agribusiness Council (KASH) in Albania's private business sector. With agriculture playing a crucial role in the country's economy, KASH emerged as a strong voice for agricultural businesses, addressing policy issues and promoting economic growth. Supported by the International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC) and funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), KASH serves as an umbrella organization for 16 member associations. Through advocacy efforts and engagement with governmental authorities, KASH aims to address critical issues affecting its members, such as agricultural land, product marketing, fiscal systems, and corruption. The publication also highlights the success story of EN&ZY, Ltd., a fruit and vegetable processing company that experienced remarkable growth with technical assistance from IFDC. Additionally, the publication discusses the importance of agribusiness in Kosovo's development and the efforts of IFDC in promoting sustainable agricultural practices and higher crop yields through research and extension services. Overall, the publication emphasizes the role of KASH and IFDC in fostering agricultural advocacy, economic progress, and improved livelihoods in Albania and Kosovo.
Agribusiness, Food quality, Soil fertility, Deep placement