Activities: Economic Growth
- Last Updated on: July 07, 2009
Albanian Agriculture Competitiveness Program (AAC)
Duration: July 2007- July 2012
Partners: Development Alternatives Inc.
- Michigan State University
- Land O’ Lakes
- OTF Group Inc.
- Rural Development Institute
- Training Resource Group
- Institute for Development Research and Alternatives
Offices: Central office in Tirana with regional offices in Korça and Lushnja
This five-year program supports the sustained growth of Albania’s agricultural sector and increase in rural household income by developing and strengthening the competitiveness capacity of producers of high-value agricultural products. The AAC program assists farmers in improving the productivity of their operations and their responsiveness to trade conditions and opportunities. AAC provides a complementary effort to other on-going USAID projects in enabling Albanian farmers to be competitive in the domestic and global markets. To date, AAC is assisting farmers growing the following four commodities: fresh fruits, fresh vegetables, melons and olives.