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.
“We should find a way to solve the problem of imbalance of the increased raw milk production in the European Union, and consider sustainable and even declining consumption. This trend exists and continues being the same, “stated Minister of Agriculture and Food Desislava Taneva at the sitting of the EU Agriculture and Fisheries ministers in Brussels. Continue reading
Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Food Assoc. Prof. Svetla Yancheva met with H.E Vanessa Calvert, Ambassador of South Africa in Bulgaria. They discussed opportunities for cooperation in education and science in agriculture.
The exchange of students between agricultural schools as well as visits to agricultural institutes in order to exchange experience is an issue of interest to both sides. In this way, Continue reading
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