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Agroproduct-shpk is the leading company in Kosovo for the collection, cultivation, processing and production of medical and aromatic plants, forest, and fruits. The company has started the cultivation of medicinal and aromatic plants for the first time ever in Kosovo in 2002. Today, this company triumphs in this business field! Nearly 95 percent of the products are sold aboard, mainly in the EU market. Organic certification for both, collected and cultivated products was obtained from the Swiss certification body ‘BioINSPECTA’ from 2009-2011, and since 2012 from the Albanian organic certification body ‘Albinspekt’. Agroproduct is the only large- scale producer of cultivation organic products in Kosovo. The company has also been licensed since 2009 by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MAFRD) for the cultivation and the collection of plants and forest products. The company has developed a unique system which cannot be found in Southeastern Europe. Through this system the company succeeds to collect fresh herbs on a daily basis. Firstly, the quality of the products must be checked on entrance, in order to accept the product, and then, we dry the plants 100% artificially in room dryers with a controlled temperature, maintaining the values of plants while drying.
+383 44 138 612
31000 Rruga Istog, Istog
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