Tourist-Environmental Assessment of Përmet District, Traditional Food Processing and the Typical Products of the Area
The district of Permet is situated in the southeast of Albania and has a surface of 929 km2. The toën of Permet is also known as the Town of Roses. Permeti district is located within the bay of a valley permeated by Vjosa river and is surrounded by high mountains ëith special flora and fauna of the zone. Worth mentioning are also the huge natural parks of great interest, like the Fir Trees of Hotova and the sources of hot sulphurous water. Apart from these, there are also numerous monuments of great historic values, including many churches, monasteries of the Byzantine period, archaeological ruins and remnants of the Turkish rule (castles, bridges, etc.). Another aspect that makes this valley special is the typical agro-alimentary characteristics. The typical agricultural products of the zone are of high quality; we can especially point out the viticulture, arboriculture (specifically the cherry), aromatic and medical plants and agricultural and livestock products are of top quality. Wine and raki of Permet have been alëays ranked among the best of their kind in Albania. Well-known are also the other typical products of the zone, like cheese, meat, oregano, jams, etc. This study intends the activation of local institutions and the involvement of agro-alimentary and touristic actors aiming at the use of the economic capacity of the district of Permet ëith main objectives being: -The establishment of a consortium for touristic promotion and the stimulation of traditional products. - The increase of the quantity of production, the standardization and improvement of agro-alimentary safety. - The promotion of agro-alimentary products and the assessment of the territory in the touristic aspect.
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Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences ISSN 2039-9340(Print) ISSN 2039-2117(Online)
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