Irrigation system

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Name and address of organization: Qemal Sulejmani, Vlore

Country and region: Shushica Communes, Vlora Region  
Contact person: Qemal Sulejmani
Tel. / Mobile: ++355 69 27 17 165 

Qemal Sulejmani was born and lives in a village of Shushica Communes, his family run a farm. He spent 15 years in Italy (Foggia) working in agriculture and he had the opportunity to acquire skills,  know how and relevant information on new technology and new agriculture techniques. In 2008 he returned to Albania and started a new company in the agriculture sector. Every year he cultivates different kind of vegetables like tomatoes, peppers, broccoli, cauliflowers, cunning, spinach, and more. He works more than 13 ha of land rented by others farmers while he produces the vegetable seedlings by himself. Irrigation drops and care shown to increase vegetable production and quality make him very successful in his business. This irrigation system is very effective: still today farmers do not spend time for the irrigation and especially on techniques that allow water to go directly to the  roots of the plants. Through irrigation drop the land near the plants absorbs the water; this way the humidity and all minerals remain closer to the plant by improving the feeding process. He cultivates products which are requested in the market and they have competitive prices.

Objective of the best practice

  • Increasing the efficiency of farming through irrigation drops system
  • Improving the quality and production capacity of vegetables
  • Production of organic vegetables
  • Sale of organic vegetables

Who is going to use the best practice
Other farmers interested in increasing the quality and quantity of the produced vegetables  

Farmers in Vlora Region and in other countries as well. Customers in general since they will have access to better quality products.   

Expected results and indicators to measure success
A widespread use of  this irrigation technique will allow farmers to save time and money on this activity  while allowing the production of improved quality vegetables.  

Possibility of transferring the best practice
All the farmers have the possibility to use this methodology for the irrigation system, Albanian government supports all  farmers interested in adopting this technique with grants.  

>> The link of IPARD LIKE - farmers support for this system 

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