Ministry of Agriculture

AgriMin Petre Daea: Priorities related to innovation and digitization, our commitment to strengthening EU role globally

Agriculture Minister Petre Daea attended the World Food and Agriculture Forum in Berlin, an event organized on the sidelines of the International Green Week exhibition, the topic chosen for this year being "Agriculture Goes Digital - Smart Solutions for Future Farming," informs the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MADR).

Bulgarian Farmers Increase the Areas of Cultivated Wheat

The final data of the Bulgarian Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Forestry for the autumn sowing show that this year, only wheat and barley grow in area, while in other autumn crops the interest of farmers is weakening, reports

Towards the first of November this year terrains with grain are about 200 thousand decares more than the same period in 2017, informs

African Swine Fever Reaches Western Europe in Blow to EU Pork Exports

TWO cases of African swine fever have been identified in wild boars in Belgium - sparking fears of an ban on exports to non-EU countries which would come as a crippling blow to the pork industry.

And the news has also prompting neighbouring France to call for measures to prevent the disease spreading further.

Santorini donkeys gets some respite with ban on obese tourists

Greece's Ministry of Agriculture has introduced new rules to protect the donkeys of Santorini, including a riding ban on tourists who weigh more than 100 kilograms (220 pounds), following a campaign by animal rights groups saying that burdening the donkeys with excessive loads is tantamount to torture.

Bulgaria and Saudi Arabia Sign Memorandum on Joint Bulgarian-Saudi State-owned Company

Riyadh. Bulgaria and Saudi Arabia have signed a memorandum on drawing up a business plan and concrete measures in the next six months for establishing a joint Bulgarian-Saudi state-owned company, said the press office of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Forestry.

Bulgaria Expects Wheat Crop of 5.4 Million Tonnes, Enough for Country's Wheat Balance

Sofia. The expected wheat production this year is 5.4 million tonnes, according to data of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Forestry. There is enough bread wheat despite concerns, said the chairman of the National Association of Grain Producers, Kostadin Kostadinov. The industry has similar data - an average yield of about 4,600 kg/ha.