Analysis of climatic variations and the ability of organic farming systems to adapt to climate change in the Northern Western Lowlands – Shkodra area in Albania

  • 1 Department of Agro-environment and Ecology, Agricultural University of Tirana, Albania
  • 2 Department of Agronomic Science, Agricultural University of Tirana, Albania
  • 3 Department of Vocational Education, Prizren, Kosovo


The climatic performance of different ecological areas is determinant for agricultural production and its sustainability. The agriculture is closely related to climatic conditions as climate variability and climate change generate significant ef fects on agriculture. Analysis of climatic behavior of different ecological zones, are important to identify climate variations, but also phenomena related to climate change. The study of climate variations and the phenomena of climate change are important for agricultural activity, in order to adapt agricultural systems, implement mitigation strategies and adaptation to them. Organic farming systems offer the best solution in this regard. The nortthern western lowlands of Albania (Shkodra), is an area with significant agricultural activity and highly diversified, with a great potential for the implementation of organic farming systems. The analysis of the climatic variability of this area and the phenomena of climate change, will contribute to the orientation of agricultural activity towards organic systems in order to better adapt them to climatic variations and increase the sustainability of production.



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