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Albania is the 13th largest producer of figs in the world
The agri-food sector, a solid pillar of the Albanian economy
Albania is distinguished for its rich biological diversity. The country is characterised by a mild climate, fertile land and abundant water resources. Albania produces significant amounts of wheat, corn, tobacco, figs (13th largest producer in the world) and olives.
Room for Improvement
Because of farms’ small size and limited mechanization, the agriculture sector remains largely underdeveloped. The limited use of fertilizers and pesticides creates opportunities for organic agriculture.
Albanian cuisine is an example of the Mediterranean diet based on the importance of olive oil, fruits, vegetables and fish. It has been influenced by Italian, Greek and Turkish cooking. The dishes make heavy use of what is seasonal and available.