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    Albania - Agriculture and Enlargement

    21 Nov 2014 -
    by 2008. The Norwegian Ministry of Agriculture’s target is that at least 15% of the agricultural area should be used for organic farming by 2015. EU-Norway Relations Norway's economic and trade relations with the EU are mainly governed by the agreement on the European Economic Area (EEA). As member state of the European Economic Area, Norway applies the whole acquis communautaire relevant to the four
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    Agricultural trade with enlargement countries

    28 Jun 2013 -
    processed products, fruit and vegetables to Iceland while the top exports of Iceland to the EU are sheep meat, horses and fur skins. Latest update: May 2013 The European Economic Area (EEA) Agreement with EFTA States Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway, in force since 1994, does not cover the acquis on agriculture and rural development except for compulsory marketing standards like organic farming, sheep
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    Albania - Agriculture and Enlargement

    21 Nov 2014 -
    and family farming is overwhelmingly the most common arrangement. Almost all farmers are affiliated to a sectorial organization, all together forming one single association called - the Farmers Association. Rural development policy does not exist as such in Iceland. However, one might compare the European rural development policy with Icelandic regional development policy, which has some quasi-similar
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    Albania - Agriculture and Enlargement

    21 Nov 2014 -
    but less than half in the damper Northwest and Central regions, where fodder crops and livestock are more important. The intensity of farming and the yields achieved are generally much higher in the European section than in Siberia. The same is also the case for livestock farming. In general, the old collective farms and state farms have continued to function in post-Soviet Russia, though they have
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    Albania - Agriculture and Enlargement

    21 Nov 2014 -
    and pasture. The variation in soil quality within small areas in Switzerland, produced by geologic conditions and by the relief, makes large-scale single-crop farming difficult; instead, a particularly varied assortment of crops are grown in a limited space. About two-thirds of all farms combine grass and grain cultivation, and the latter satisfies nearly four-fifths of domestic demand. As a consequence
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    Albania - Agriculture and Enlargement

    21 Nov 2014 -
    a low-input, subsistence and semi-subsistence farming is important as a source of livelihood. Practically the entire gross agricultural product (approx. 97%), is produced by peasant farms and the rest by agricultural organizations. Agriculture growth rates have fluctuated considerably over the last decade, however agriculture has maintained its central importance to employment and rural incomes. Following
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    Albania - Agriculture and Enlargement

    21 Nov 2014 -
    of Macedonia a net exporter of processed vegetables. Other important agricultural products are fruit, cereals, tobacco and grapes for wine production as well as for direct consumption. Livestock output has a lesser importance; dairy farming with cow milk production dominates this sub sector. The agriculture sector contributes to GDP for nearly 10% and is relatively stable; together with food processing
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    Albania - Agriculture and Enlargement

    21 Nov 2014 -
    Agriculture in Bosnia and Herzegovina Out of total area of 5 113 million hectares of the country, 47% represents agriculture land. Bosnia and Herzegovina is relatively poor in agriculture resources: large parts of the country are mountainous (66% of the territory is considered mountainous or hilly) and only 20% (approx. 1.0 million ha) is suitable for intensive farming. High availability of grassland
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    Albania - Agriculture and Enlargement

    21 Nov 2014 -
    Characterised by rich land resources and a favourable climate, agriculture represents a vital sector of the Serbian economy. Of the 631 552 agricultural holding nearly half of these are less than 2ha with a further 36% between 2-10ha. Serbian terrain ranges from the flat and rich lowlands of Vojvodina in the north for crop farming and vegetable production, to hilly terrain in central Serbia and high
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    Albania - Agriculture and Enlargement

    21 Nov 2014 -
    particularly in greenhouses. The most predominant problems are: migration from rural areas, very limited size of holdings (average of 1.2 ha - compared to 14 ha in EU-28), poor marketing of products, underdeveloped irrigation and drainage systems, low technological level, weak organisation of farmers and low level of development of the processing industry. In general there is low interest for investment