Logo safial

Institutional strengthening of the Albanian Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development for the management of food safety
// SAFIAL //

May 2021 - April 2024

Project Summary

The general objective is “The Albanians use foodstuffs with an improved safety level”
The specific objective is “The Albanian authorities have strengthened the capacity to perform controls and inspections on plant material at the borders and to operate in the veterinary sector”
  • To increase the capacities of Albania Authorities (AKU) to perform efficient inspections on incoming foodstuffs at the port of Durres;
  • To increase the capacity of Albanian Institutions (ISUF, AKU) to verify the levels of safety (pesticides residues) in food of plant origin and to develop expertise in the field of plant quarantine (diagnosis of potential quarantine agents);
  • To provide assistance to MARD and AKVMB in strengthening and reorganizing the veterinary service through livestock assessment and data computerization (farm livestock analysis).
Source of funding : Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MAECI)/Italian Agency for Development Cooperation (AICS)
Total budget : 2 400 000,00 €
Partners :
  • MARD - Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development - Albania
  • AKU - Autoriteti Kombëtar I Ushqimit (National Food Authority) - Albania
  • AKVMB - Autoriteti Kombëtar i Veterinarisë dhe Mbrojtjes së Bimëve (National Veterinary and Plant Protection Authority) - Albania
  • ISUV - Instituti I Sigurisë Ushqimore Dhe Veterinarisë (Institute of Food Safety and Veterinary) - Albania