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About OAA

Organic Agriculture Association (OAA) OAA was established on 13 June 1997, by a group of 22 agricultural specialists and farmers. In their first meeting they elected the board (or council) of the association and approved its statute. The roots of membership are farmers and groups of farmers, who are already organic or becoming organic. Also, […]

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History

First “organic initiatives” in the late 1990s and early 2000s The official starting point of the organic movement in Albania relates to the foundation of the Organic Agriculture Association (OAA) in 1997 This association gathered a group of intellectuals aiming to promote organic agriculture in Albania. As part of OAA’s activities, the first farms started […]

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Certification

OAA has approved since 2003 its own organic standards based on IFOAM and European Commission regulations for organic production and marketing. Based on such standards are certified more than 30 farmers. The first farmers are certified just in 2003. After the approval of the law for organic production in Albania in 2004, OAA set up […]

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Publications

1. “Agriculture and Ecology”, Quarterly magazine Published periodically since 1998 from OAA It remains the most important publication of OAA, and one of the best agricultural magazine in the country. The first number was titled “AgroBioAlba”, published in December 1998. The fourth number of year 2001 was titled “Agriculture and Ecology”. Its content is very […]

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Latest Posts

New Video Documentary for Valbona Valley

October 9, 2018 | No Comments

In 2017 OAA organized the group of some motivated citizens, named “Friends of Valbona” to make pressure to Albanian authorities against the violation of law for protected areas focused on the case of Valbona river.  Several protests were organized where hundreds of people joined them. The attached video produced by OAA shows these protests and […]

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OAA advocates for ban of 4 hydropower plants (HPPs), planned to be constructed on Shushica, tributary of Vjosa’s river.

June 24, 2018 | No Comments

On 20th of June 2018 at 12:00 O’clock was announced a public consultation for the HPPs in Shushica river with inhabitants of village Gjorm, where are foreseen to be constructed 2 out of 4 HPPs planned in the valley. OAA was willing to participate in this meeting and was there at the exact time. The […]

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Save Vjosa river campaign! Albania -Yes to HPP energy, but not everywhere!

January 31, 2017 | No Comments

Save Vjosa river campaign! Albania -Yes to HPP energy, but not everywhere!

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On 28 th of May 2016 OAA organized the seminar on natural resources in Shebenik

January 31, 2017 | No Comments

On 28 th of May 2016 OAA organized the seminar on natural resources in Shebenik

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