New FoodDrinkEurope president wants the European food and drink sector to become the gold standard for sustainability.
FoodDrinkEurope is pleased to announce the election of Marco Settembri, Nestlé CEO for Europe, Middle East and North Africa, as its new president.
Mr Settembri takes over the presidency of FoodDrinkEurope at a crucial time for the food and drink industry – Europe’s largest
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“We want to place our partnership with China on a new footing. Our goal is to start attracting full-scale business projects, not only partial investments. We believe that the traditions between the two states will help us in this venture”. This statement was made by Deputy Minister Yavor Gechev at a meeting with a delegation from the Ministry of Agriculture of the People’s Republic of China. Head of the delegation was Mr. Yang Shaopin – chief economist in the Agriculture Ministry and member of the Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party.
Bulgaria and Cyprus deepen cooperation in the field of agriculture. The framework of cooperation is envisaged in a Memorandum of Understanding in the field of agriculture and rural development, which was signed by the Minister of Agriculture and Food Desislava Taneva and Cypriot Minister of Commerce, Industry and Tourism Yiorgos Lakkotrypis. Continue reading
The coupled support for specific sectors was an important priority for Bulgaria in the 2014-2020 Common Agricultural Policy reform. Our country achieved its priorities for increasing the coupled support by negotiating 13% coupled support, oriented to sensitive and important sectors for us such as stock-breeding, fruit-growing and vegetable-growing. This statement was made by agriculture and food minister Prof. Dimitar Grekov during the opening of the seminar on the subject: “Common Agricultural Policy of the European Union for the Period 2014-2020 – Priorities, Novelties and Challenges”, which was held at the Inter Expo Center. The event was organized by the Bulgarian Association of Agricultural Producers.
Within the context of the reform, our country achieved also its majour priority for applying a simplified system of direct payments, pointed further the minister. It is important for the Bulgarian farmers to have stable direct payments from the EU, which will complement their income and give them economic security, said minister Grekov.
He recalled that our country had the right to apply an area-based support scheme without introducing payment entitlements until 2020. This will make unnecessary the need for the agricultural producers to adapt to a new and more complex system, and will substantially reduce administrative costs.
“Bulgarian agriculture shows an upward trend in all sectors for 2015”,stated by Minister of Agriculture and Food Desislava Taneva at the official opening of the 25th International Agricultural Exhibition “AGRA” 2016. Continue reading