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Albanian greenhouse growers united and achieved an increase in purchasing prices for vegetables

Vegetables
Albania
Market & Price Trends
Published Feb 28, 2024

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Farmers in the Berat and Fier regions of Albania have united to set minimum purchase prices for their produce after prices fell to less than half the cost. They agreed not to sell vegetables, effectively blocking exports, and subsequently managed to sell cucumbers at almost three times the price of the previous week. This follows a period last year when greenhouse vegetables were exported at high prices due to insufficient production in Spain and Italy, leading Albanian farmers to expand their greenhouses.
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A large group of Albanian farmers from the Berat and Fier regions recently banded together to set minimum purchase prices in negotiations with collectors and exporters. The agricultural season has begun, the cucumber harvest is now underway, but prices for producers last week reached less than half the cost and amounted to only 20 lek ($0.21) per kg, EastFruit writes with reference to HortiDaily. Last week, farmers faced with market prices and no financial support from the government decided to band together to set a minimum price for their new produce. Within two days, producers agreed not to sell vegetables, blocking exports as well. Thus, at the beginning of this week, they managed to sell cucumber at a price of more than 60 lek ($0.62) per kg, which is almost three times more than the previous week. Read also: Ukrainian agricultural cooperative uses grant funds to increase berry freezing capacity “There is a distortion of the market and prices, always to the detriment of the ...
Source: Eastfruit
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