Bulgaria was the first country submitted an application for hosting the World Congress of Vine and Wine in 2017, it became clear at a meeting between Agriculture Minister Desislava Taneva and the International Organization of Vine and Wine’s (OIV) General Director, Jean-Marie Aurand. During the meeting minister Taneva officially presented a letter, expressing Bulgaria’s desire and readiness to organize and host the event. Continue reading
Minister of Agriculture and Food Vassil Groudev and Minister of Agriculture of the People’s Republic Khan Chanfu signed a Memorandum of Understanding between the Ministry of Agriculture and Food of Bulgaria and the Ministry of Agriculture of the People’s Republic China on the establishment of a centre in Bulgaria on cooperation in the area of agriculture between China and the countries of Southeastern Europe. It was the first meeting at ministerial level between the two agricultural ministers of Bulgaria and China over the past 10 years. Continue reading
Minister of Agriculture and Food Desislava Taneva met with Minister of Agriculture of the Russian Federation Alexander Tkachev on the sidelines of the 20th St Petersburg International Economic Forum. During the meeting, Minister Taneva expressed the willingness of the leadership of the Bulgarian Ministry of Agriculture and Food for the further development of bilateral cooperation in agriculture and food, using the opportunities that both countries have for modern, export-oriented agriculture. Continue reading
Bulgaria launches procedure for Bulgarian honey export to Iran. Minister of Agriculture and Food Desislava Taneva officially handed a letter on procedure’s launching to her counterpart Mahmoud Hojjati, Minister of Agriculture of the Islamic Republic of Iran. The meeting between the two ministers was held within the visit of the official government delegation led by Prime Minister Boyko Borisov in Tehran, Iran. Continue reading
Bulgarian companies are now allowed to export poultry meat and its products to Japan. This became clear during a meeting between Minister Agriculture and Foods Desislava Taneva and Japanese Ambassador H.E. Takashi Koizumi. The two parties have agreed upon the veterinary and other medical certificates and examinations that Bulgarian products need to comply with to be imported in Japan. Japan has stated that it considers Bulgaria to be a country free of the highly contagious influenza virus.
During the previous meeting between the two officials in November last year, the speeding up of the procedure for authorizing the export of poultry and its products to Japan was discusses. Desislava Taneva then underlined that the main task of the government is to support the organization of small producers to find markets for their products. ”Currently all Bulgarian food producers are looking for new markets,” stated Taneva. ”Our country has reached good standards and this is the right moment for us to present our work on the world market.”
“The budget for coupled support in Bulgaria is the maximum possible in the European Union”, announced Minister of Agriculture and Food Desislava Taneva during the presentation of changes in the Ordinance for specific requirements for dairy products before the branch representatives, which was held in the town of Smolyan (in the picture) . Continue reading