ARBEN KAMBO1, MYSLYM OSMANI2
1Agriculture University of Tirana, Department of Economy and Rural Development Policies, Tirane., Albania
2Agriculture University of Tirana, Department of Economy and Rural Development Policies, Tirane, Albania
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The Korça district is an important agricultural area of Albania. The trend of apple production has been a strong result of new the plantings and the increase in yields.In this area apple production is one of the basic farmer’s products and the main source of income. However, the increase of the surfaces, yields and apple production is accompanied by problems, difficulties and shortcomings in techniques and technologies of production, storage, handling post-harvest storage, product quality and sales. A significant part of the production is thrown due to the lack of markets, the low prices offered and the lack of storage capacities. There is a need to increase farmers cooperation in order to benefit from scale effects that are not only in production and sales but also in apple service. Special instruments designed for waste-reduction support methods are need for farmers who cultivate massively Gold and Starking, or in orienting new plantings to varieties that create less wastes.
Keywords: apple; production; waste; farm; yield.