The largest greenhouse for seedling cultivation in the Western Balkans is found in Albania. Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Bledi Cuci visited the “Lisar Seedlings” in Divjaka, where over 15 million seedlings are produced annually on an area of 3.6 hectares. This modern Dutch greenhouse glassware supplies seedlings not only to the domestic market but also to exports. The expansion of “Lisar Seedlings” is supported by the IPARD program. Minister Çuçi said that the combination of support for the expansion of greenhouses and collection points is a guarantee to further develop the agricultural sector and to have better quality products not only for the domestic market but for export as well.
“Such models should guide us further in the development of agriculture. This greenhouse is a guarantee for all farmers to get quality seedlings. The guarantee for the quality of agricultural products starts at the saplings. We will continue to support the expansion of greenhouses in Albania to create an advantage not only in the domestic market but also for export ”, said Minister Çuçi.
“Lisar Seedlings” exports a great deal of seedlings to the West. The number of employees in this greenhouse is about 50 people. It is expected that this venture will be further expanded thanks to the Albanian government’s support schemes for agriculture and IPARD funds.