Impact and efficiency assessment of direct government support to agriculture by indirect methods

 Ph Candidate Adelida Osmani1, Prof. Dr. Myslym Osmani2
1Specialiste në USHKK
2 Fakulteti i Ekonomisë dhe Agrobiznesit, UBT


Since 2007 up to 2011 the Albanian government has spent about 45 million of US dollars for agriculture in the form of direct support to farmers for planting fruit trees, olive trees and vineyards; for irrigation in fruit orchards, for livestock, for construction of storing and cooling facilities, etc. In this study we aim at the elaboration of a methodology to be used for indirect assessment of this impact. Analysis of secondary data shows that government’s support in agriculture has, generally speaking, clear impact. However, there are wide variations of prices and significant seasonal effects on them; there are clear increasing trends of prices and good part of the year still is not covered with domestic fruit products. The study underligns the need to include production of vegetables in the state’s support, based on their significant weight in consumption of population, rapid increase of prices over the past five to six years and their relatively high production efficiency


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