Rural development

Ministry presents draft strategic plan for new CAP

Ljubljana – Agriculture Minister Jože Podgoršek presented on Friday Slovenia’s draft strategic plan for the new Common Agricultural Policy in what the ministry says in an ambitious document that involves measures worth EUR 1.2 billion. A quarter of the funds in direct payments is intended for the green component.

Boskovic: Battle to bring young people back to countryside

PALERMO, BELGRADE - The participants in the Euro-Mediterranean Conference on Agriculture, including Serbian Agriculture Minister Snezana Bogosavljevic-Boskovic, agreed in Palermo Friday that there was an urgent need to bring more young people back to the countryside and to support the development of rural areas in general.