Good Agricultural Practices in Ancient Olive Orchards
The identification of good agricultural practices helps sensitize local stakeholders on the ways they manage their olive orchards and if needed to present to them new methodologies for olive management. Additionally, it helps recover local populations’ awareness on their own cultural heritage linked to traditional olive culture as part of the ancient agricultural tradition and of the social environment.
Through the identification and application of good agricultural practices, the project aims to create an additional opportunity for growers of these ancient olive groves to increase revenues from the sale of their products by exploiting market interest in quality products, but also agrotourism. Moreover, the transfer and promotion of these practices by the structure of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development but also by local NGOs, for all olive groves would help the sustainable development of olive growing in Albania. Their publication would be useful for their recognition by all stakeholders, including foreigners.