Albania has great potential for small-scale agro-tourism with its amazing food, beautiful mountains, long Mediterranean coastline and fertile plains. But a lot remains to be done to develop tourism. Small-scale sustainable business concepts were missing and that is why the Dutch embassy supported a cooperation with MVO Nederland, Cityförster and other tourism partners to work on an inspiring concept of sustainable tourism, combining it with agriculture.
4 The Embassy cooperates with Rabobank and FED Invest in ambitious plan for rural economy in Albania
Approximately 40% of all 2.8 million citizens of Albania live in the countryside, and amongst them a vast majority cultivates the extremely fertile soil for a living. The development of the rural economy in Albania, and the improvement of living standards of the rural population are therefore of great importance.
This morning the families of the victims of the MH17 disaster were briefed by the Joint Investigation Team on the initial findings of the criminal investigation into the downing of flight MH17. These findings concern the weapon used to down flight MH17, the location from which it was fired and the Buk missile system’s route of transport.
Everyone who is interested in a free digital copy (PDF) of the book 'The Metabolism of Albania: Activating the potential of the Albanian territory' can send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
A team of Dutch experts prepared the final report of "The traveler and the olive grove", a project that, in close cooperation with the local community of Qeparo, worked on boosting the agro-tourism potentials in this area.
Proposals for projects such as demonstration projects, pilot projects and feasibility study projects can be submitted via the form in the right column of this page. More info can be found on the RVO site "Partners voor Water" (see link in right column). The ideas and project proposals can be send to RVO till the 31st of August.
Thanks to the Slovak presidency for organizing this handover. I really like your logo and would like to wish you a lot of success. In fact we prepared our trio programme together, also with Malta. We did this to ensure continuity.
The Netherlands Fellowship Programmes (NFP) promote capacity building by providing training and education for professionals. The NFP was initiated and is fully funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs under the budget for development cooperation. EP-Nuffic is responsible for the management of the NFP.