Preserve all agricultural valleys as farmland and protect this land from any development which would destroy fertility of the soil, even if they are not cultivated now. Keep them for farms, parks and wilds. (Alexander 1977)
After the fall of communism in 1990, and the 1996 economic collapse, Northern Albania became the poorest part in Europe. However these agricultural valleys have been rediscovered as a uniquely preserved natural and cultural treasure with warm human generosity. There is however a concern that these rather untouched villages are being polluted with plastic.