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Bulgaria Launches Electronic Register for Organic Foods Industry

The Bulgarian Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Forests has initiated a new register for producers, processors, traders, importers and storage facility owners involved in the country's organic foods market.

The register seeks to ensure comprehensive monitoring of organic food in the country

Bulgaria Is the Leading Producer of Organic Rose and Lavender Oil in the World

The Ministry of Agriculture has prepared a National Plan for the Development of Organic Farming until 2027. The goal is to establish this country as leader in a number of bio-products. The sustainability of small organic farms will be promoted through their cooperation. Opportunities for free counseling and professional training for bio-farmers are being launched.

The State Agriculture Fund Paid an Additional BGN 3 million to Farmers in the Fruit and Vegetables Schemes For Campania 2018

The State Agriculture Fund paid an additional BGN 3 million (BGN 2,912,012)  for fruit and vegetables for Campaign 2018, reported

The financial support is distributed in five directions among fruit growers and gardeners who grow their production under biological way.

Producers Market and Culinary Demonstrations on the International Children's Day

Funny, educational and very tasty - such will be the Children's Day for kids and their parents if they visit the specially organised organic products market. It will take place on June 1st in the Zaimov Park, next to the Sofia Theater. Over 40 organic producers will offer a variety of natural products grown in Bulgaria which were supported under the Rural Development Program (2014-2020).

Organic Farmers Protest in Front of the Ministry of Agriculture

A protest of organic farmers in front of the Ministry of Agriculture is being held at this time. They are dissatisfied with a new regulation on organic production, which introduces very high requirements both to producers and to the companies that certify them.

The protest has been going on for over an hour, despite the heavy rain over the capital.

Organic Producers are Preparing a Protest

Organic farmers are preparing a protest for the Ministry of Agriculture because most of them have not received the European funds they are allocated to under the Rural Development Program, the BNR announced. The National Bio-Association has said that they believe that officials are blamed for lack of funds and that the Ministry of Agriculture is complicit in draining European money.

Organic Farming Booms in Bulgaria and Croatia

Bulgaria and Croatia are the EU member states with highest growing organic farming sectors in the 28-nation bloc, the latest data from the European Statistics Agency, Eurostat, show.

While the total area of organic production in the EU-28 from 2012 to 2016 grew by 18.7 per cent, in Bulgaria, the growth rate was over 310 per cent, and in Croatia it was 193.4 per cent.