Workshop: The future of Albanian livestock

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Workshop “The future of Albanian livestock: How can it contribute towards the sustainable development of the agricultural sector”, organized by ETTA CONS, in cooperation with the Agricultural Transferring Technology Center and the University “Fan S. Noli” Korca, in Erseka, Albania.

The topics addressed in the workshop were:

🟢 Circulating Agro-food systems in Albania: Their role in the development of the food chain and tools for addressing the challenges

🟢 Transition from a linear approach to the circular economy and livestock systems

🟢 Analysis of specific aspects within the circular economy: Economic aspect, environmental, social aspect, scale, and methods of implementation.

🟢 Discussions with representatives of MSMEs and interest groups on best practices examples.

Part of this event were local farmers representative of small businesses MSMEs from different sectors of agriculture, livestock, agrotourism, rural youth and women, representatives from local institutions and lecturers of “Fan S. Noli” Korca University.

This event was a good opportunity to discuss on the development of the livestock sector in Korca region and the connection that young people of rural areas have with livestock activities, forests and pastures. The focus of this activity was to increase awareness of farmers, interest groups and representatives of public institutions on the aspects related to the sustainability of the agricultural sector with the aim the improvement agriculture and livestock business development in the region.

Through this activity, a special importance was given to the promotion of the sector and encouragement of young people from rural areas to engage in business farm activities, raising awareness to create profitable businesses in their areas, and increasing well-being in rural communities.

People to People event is supported by the project: “Promotion of Economic Diversification of Rural Areas in Southeast Europe (SEDRA II) in SEE- Value chain capacity building on agriculture and rural tourism to promote rural employment opportunities” implemented in partnership by Regional Rural Development Standing Working Group (SWG RRD) and GIZ.