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BULGARIA DEPUTY MINISTER TO ATTEND SEMINARS ON DIRECT PAYMENTS IN PERNIK, KYUSTENDIL

BULGARIA DEPUTY MINISTER TO ATTEND SEMINARS ON DIRECT PAYMENTS IN PERNIK, KYUSTENDIL

Topics: Agriculture

Sofia. Bulgarian Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Food Tsvetan Dimitrov will take Monday part in seminars on direct payments in district centres Pernik and Kyustendil, the press centre of the ministry announced. The seminar in Pernik is to start at 10:00 a.m. at Panorama Hall of the district administration building at 1B Saint Ivan Rilski Square, while the event in Kyustendil is set to begin at 2:00 p.m. at the hall on the second floor of the district administration building at 44...


INFORMATION CAMPAIGN ON DIRECT PAYMENTS CONTINUES IN BULGARIA’S SLIVEN, YAMBOL

INFORMATION CAMPAIGN ON DIRECT PAYMENTS CONTINUES IN BULGARIA’S SLIVEN, YAMBOL

Topics: Agriculture

Desislava Taneva, Bulgarian Minister of Agriculture and Food, is expected to take part Saturday in the information campaign aiming at explaining direct payments schemes in district centres Sliven and Yambol, the press centre of the ministry announced. The meeting with agricultural producers in Sliven is scheduled to start at 11:00 a.m. at the Zora community centre at 1 Hadzhi Dimitar Square. The meeting in Yambol is set to begin at 5:00 p.m. at the Tundzha Municipality building at 1...


BULGARIA'S ORGANIC HONEY OUPUT REACHES 1 200 TONS PER YEAR

BULGARIA'S ORGANIC HONEY OUPUT REACHES 1 200 TONS PER YEAR

Topics: Agriculture

Bulgaria makes over 1200 tons of organic honey per year but the largest share of it is exported, according to Plamen Ivanov, Chair of the National Beekeepers' Union. In a Wednesday statement cited by Darik Radio, he explained that the organic honey volumes that remained in Bulgaria were sold at double the price of conventionally produced honey. Ivanov announced that a kilogram of organic honey had a price tag of BGN 25-26 on average on the Bulgarian market. He noted that the main...


BULGARIA EXPECTS WHEAT HARVEST OF 3.8 M TONS IN 2012

BULGARIA EXPECTS WHEAT HARVEST OF 3.8 M TONS IN 2012

Topics: Agriculture

Bulgarian Agriculture Minister Miroslav Naydenov has said that he expects a wheat harvest of around 3.8-3.9 million tons. Speaking Tuesday in the southern town of Sadovo, he assured that the Bulgarian market would not experience difficulties because a total of 1.5 million tons of wheat would suffice to cover domestic needs. Naydenov informed that there would remain available export volumes. Bulgaria's Agriculture Minister suggested that wheat and bread prices were not expected to...


ORGANIC PRODUCTION IN BULGARIA UP BY 30% IN 2011

ORGANIC PRODUCTION IN BULGARIA UP BY 30% IN 2011

Topics: Agriculture

The share of organic vs conventional production in Bulgaria registered a 30% annual increase in 2011, according to Tsvetan Dimitrov, Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Food. Speaking Tuesday at the opening of a seminar on the benefits of organic products, he said that the control system indicated a total area of 26 622 hectares used for organic farming in 2011 due to the increased demand for such products on the European and global markets. Tuesday's seminar took place within a forum held...


BCCI: ZAMBIA OFFERS BIG OPPORTUNITIES FOR BULGARIAN BUSINESS

BCCI: ZAMBIA OFFERS BIG OPPORTUNITIES FOR BULGARIAN BUSINESS

Topics: Agriculture

Bulgaria must seek new markets for its products, and the countries in Southern Africa such as Zambia offer big opportunities, according to officials from the Bulgarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI). The business opportunities in Zambia have been surveyed by Raycho Iliev, BCCI representative for Southern Africa, who has informed about them BCCI Chair Tsvetan Simeonov in a letter, the Chamber's press service announced. Iliev has informed that Zambia has been included in EU's trade...


BULGARIA'S 2011 WHEAT PRODUCTION SURPASSES EXPECTATIONS

BULGARIA'S 2011 WHEAT PRODUCTION SURPASSES EXPECTATIONS

Topics: Agriculture

Bulgaria's agriculture sector has achieved a higher wheat yield in 2011 than was originally expected, according to Agriculture Ministry data. As the harvesting campaign around the country is wrapping up, with 99.4% of the plots already harvested, initial data shows that a total of 4.25 million metric tons of wheat have been produced in 2011. The average yield per decare is 409 kg, compared with 360 kg in 2010. This is an increase compared with 2010 when Bulgaria's wheat output was 4.09...


RUSSIA LIFTS BAN ON VEGETABLE IMPORTS FROM BULGARIA

RUSSIA LIFTS BAN ON VEGETABLE IMPORTS FROM BULGARIA

Topics: Agriculture

Russia has lifted the ban on vegetable imports from Bulgaria, which was imposed over the deadly E. coli outbreak, the consumer safety service announced. All shipments, entering the country, will be let in if they are proven safe by a Bulgarian laboratory, Rospotrebnadzor agency said on its website. Russia prohibited all fresh-vegetable imports from the 27- nation European Union on June 2 after the outbreak in May. It previously canceled the ban on vegetables from Belgium, Greece, Denmark,...


CHINESE COMPANIES SEEK TO INVEST BIG IN BULGARIAN AGRICULTURE

CHINESE COMPANIES SEEK TO INVEST BIG IN BULGARIAN AGRICULTURE

Topics: Agriculture

Chinese companies have demonstrated committed interest in investment in Bulgaria's agriculture, according to Agriculture and Foods Minister Miroslav Naydenov. Naydenov met Friday with a Chinese business delegation, including Tianjin State Farms Agribusiness Group Company, which declared its readiness to rent 100 000 decares of land, mostly in Northwestern Bulgaria. Tianjin State Farms Agribusiness Group Company is seeking to buy or rent 12 000 decares in the Vidin District, and more land...


BULGARIA'S AGRICULTURE SECTOR WITH IMPRESSIVE EXPORT GROWTH IN 2010

BULGARIA'S AGRICULTURE SECTOR WITH IMPRESSIVE EXPORT GROWTH IN 2010

Topics: Agriculture

Bulgaria's agriculture sector appears to be taking off, according to data presented by the Agriculture Ministry and the National Statistical Institute. Agriculture is one of the few sectors of the Bulgarian economy with positive trade balance, according to the Bulgarian Ministry of Agriculture and Foods. In 2010, Bulgaria's agriculture trade balance was positive USD 944 M, up from a positive USD 385 M in 2009. The Agriculture Ministry boasts that what it describes as "proactive export...


BULGARIA EXPORTED RECORD AMOUNT OF HONEY IN 2010

BULGARIA EXPORTED RECORD AMOUNT OF HONEY IN 2010

Topics: Agriculture

Bulgaria exported a previously unrecorded amount of honey in 2010, according to Gancho Ganchev, head of the National Beekeepers' Union. Bulgaria producers exported between 7 200 and 7 700 tons of honey in 2010 out of a total of 12-13 000 produced last year, Ganchev said at the opening of the international expo "Bee-Mania" in the northeastern city of Dobrich. "There has never been such an export of honey before. The export increased by 1 500 tons, with the first honey of rapeseed being...


ISRAEL TO INVEST IN BULGARIAN AGRICULTURE PRODUCTION

ISRAEL TO INVEST IN BULGARIAN AGRICULTURE PRODUCTION

Topics: Agriculture

Israeli holding, named Bulgarian Agriculture Properties, is planning to invest in the vegetables production and processing sector in the Bulgarian city of Yambol. As a result, about 2500 new job positions are expected to be revealed in the city. Last week representatives of the company visited Yambol following the invitation of the Chair of the Municipal Council, Nasko Stefanov, who had asked the Yambol mayor, Georgi Slavov, to point out suitable sites for greenhouse and summer production...


GERMANY INTERESTED IN BULGARIAN AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS

GERMANY INTERESTED IN BULGARIAN AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS

Topics: Agriculture

German companies are interested in purchasing Bulgarian agricultural products, said Svetoslav Simeonov, CEO of the Bulgarian Agriculture Fund. On Friday, Simeonov participated in a Bulgarian-German business meeting during the international public exhibition for food, agriculture and gardening industry, Greek Week, in Berlin. The Vice-president of the German retailer "Metro", Michael Widmann, said that he wants Bulgaria to deliver agricultural products, mainly fruits and vegetables, for...


QATAR HUNGRY FOR BULGARIAN FOOD

QATAR HUNGRY FOR BULGARIAN FOOD

Topics: Agriculture

Qatar is interested in Bulgaria's cattle breeding and fishing sector, its Environmental Minister Abdulla bin Mubarak Abud Almudadi announced Thursday. Qatar considers importing Bulgarian meat and other food products, including living cattle -sheep and lambs. "We have a considerable interest in Bulgaria's agricultural sector and we hope they materialize as soon as possible," Minister Almudadi stated. He met with his Bulgarian counterpart Miroslav Naydenov as a part of Naydenov's...


UAE KEEN TO IMPORT BULGARIAN FOODUAE KEEN TO IMPORT BULGARIAN FOOD

UAE KEEN TO IMPORT BULGARIAN FOODUAE KEEN TO IMPORT BULGARIAN FOOD

Topics: Agriculture

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) are interested in the opportunity to import meat, diary products and fruits, Bulgarian Agriculture Minister Miroslav Naydenov informed. Naudenov announced that in Abu Dhaby, where he met Chief Executive Officer of the Emirates Investment Authority, Rashid Mubarak al-Mansouri. The Bulgarian Agriculture and Food Minister has invited the authority to visit Bulgaria in order to get acquainted with possible investment opportunities. Meanwhile, the Abu Dhabi...


MIDDLE EAST INVESTORS LURED BY BULGARIAN FARMING

MIDDLE EAST INVESTORS LURED BY BULGARIAN FARMING

Topics: Agriculture

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Saudi Arabia are interested in investing in Bulgaria's farming, Bulgarian Agriculture Minister, Miroslav Naydenov, informs. Naydenov made the statement Tuesday after talks with his Saudi counterpart, Dr Fahd bin Abdulrahman bin Sulaiman Balghunaim, and with the UAE Minister of Environment and Water, Dr Rashid Bin Fahd. According to the Bulgarian Minister, the two Arab countries want to finance various project in Bulgaria's grain and vegetable production...


BULGARIA, GREECE TO LAUNCH JOINT AGRICULTURAL ADVERTISING CAMPAIGN

BULGARIA, GREECE TO LAUNCH JOINT AGRICULTURAL ADVERTISING CAMPAIGN

Topics: Agriculture

Bulgaria and Greece are to start a common agricultural advertising campaign, Bulgarian Agricultural Minister Miroslav Naydenov and his Greek counterpart Kostas Skandalidis revealed. Bulgaria will advertise its meat products and vegetables, while Greece will attract attention to its olive oil. The campaign will take place as well in EU member states as in third countries. "Romania may also be included in the common campaign," Minister Naydenov added. Skandalidis and Naydenov decisively...


BULGARIA TO GRADUALLY UP EXCISE ON RAW TOBACCO

BULGARIA TO GRADUALLY UP EXCISE ON RAW TOBACCO

Topics: Agriculture

Bulgaria will continue in a course of gradual raise in the excise of raw cut tobacco with state budget 2011, which previews a rate of BGN 130 per kg. This was revealed by ruling GERB party MP Dimitar Glavchev, who said that the Parliamentary Budget Committee has fully consulted all stakeholders in tobacco production when determining the rate at which the excise will be increasing. The decision reached was to raise the excise with 20% and then to continue raising it symmetrically with the...


BULGARIA'S AGRICULTURE REACHES 'THREATENING' SHARE OF GDP

BULGARIA'S AGRICULTURE REACHES 'THREATENING' SHARE OF GDP

Topics: Agriculture

Bulgaria's agriculture has reached a "threateningly" high increase as a share of the country's GDP, according to Agriculture Minister Miroslav Naydenov. Naydenov said Bulgaria's monthly trade surplus in August, the first in ten years, was largely due to the rise in exports of agriculture products. He did not specify why exactly he termed the growth of agriculture as a GDP share as "threatening", and where he sees reasons for concern in that. The Agriculture Minister awarded Thursday...


9 BANKS IN BULGARIA TO REFINANCE LOANS FOR AGRICULTURE MACHINERY

9 BANKS IN BULGARIA TO REFINANCE LOANS FOR AGRICULTURE MACHINERY

Topics: Agriculture

Nine commercial banks will participate in a scheme for refinancing of credits for the purchase of agricultural machinery, which will begin operating from September 20, the Bulgarian Agriculture Fund announced. The Agriculture Fund has signed contracts with DSK Bank, United Bulgarian Bank, First Investment Bank, Raiffeisen Bank, MKB Unionbank, Tokuda Bank, UniCredit Bulbank, Central Cooperative Bank and Teximbank. The fund has envisioned BGN 40 M for farmers who have applied for free...



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