Korca Apple Fest was organized by AgriNet from Korca, Albania, in partnership with the Municipality of Korca and the Municipality of Resen and was held on the 2nd of October 2016 in Dvoran, Albania.
The aim of this event was for participants to meet and exchange experiences, methodologies, on the overall apple production process, good positive practices and actions for optimal usage of pesticides in apple production, establishment and creation of network of partners, as well as to intensify the cooperation between the local governments of Resen and Korca. The Korca Apple Fest is an important economy-cultural event of the Municipality of Korca that gathered apple farmers from the Korca region and Resen municipality to promote their products.
Numerous cultural and entertainment activities (concerts and sport activities) were organized during all day. The event was visited by more than 500 people and different local and regional businesses and subjects had the chance to promote their products and services. The event was visited by various representatives of the local governments, such as municipalities, county and prefecture level representatives, different regional directories of agriculture, national food authorities, RDA, regional NGOs and various tourists visiting the region.
This activity is part of the European Union funded project: “Fostering regional cooperation and balanced territorial development of Western Balkan countries in the process towards EU integration” implemented by the Regional Rural Development Standing Working Group (SWG) in South-Eastern Europe.