Agricultural activities are and will remain an important income source



index3The Minister of Agriculture, Food and Forestry, Rumen Porodzanov, took part in the 9th Bosphorus Summit under the motto ‘Sustaining Peace and Development for All’ which was held in Istanbul, in the Republic of Turkey. He and his Turkish colleague, Bekir Pakdemirli were the main speakers in the panel ‘Role of Agriculture in Sustainable Development and Cooperation’.
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Bulgaria is for dialogue on the Organic Production Regulation



Rumen_ Porodzhanov“For more than three years, the proposal for  organic production regulation has been discussed at expert and political level, and many tripartite meetings have been held with the European Parliament. Bulgaria appreciates its efforts to continue the dialogue so as to allow one more chance for a compromise, ” announced Minister of Agriculture, Food and Forestry Rumen Porodanov at the meeting of the Council of the European Union on Agriculture and Fisheries, held on 12 June 2017 in Luxembourg. Continue reading

A new approach in our commercial cooperation with China



IMG_3299We 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.

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Important priority for Bulgaria in the CAP reform



GrekovThe 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.