In the opening of the Megaforum for Agribusiness, Wine, Food and Equipment, Agriculture, Food and Forestry Minister Dessislava Taneva said
that 2020 is a key year for the agricultural sector not only in
Bulgaria but also in the whole European Union, because the
budget of the new Common Agricultural Policy will be determined
this year.

By the end of 2020 Bulgaria will have ready a National Strategic
Plan for the 2021-2027 programming period that will include all
measures in support of all types of agricultural productions,
Taneva said. The Plan’s main focus will be green practices, she

She also said that Bulgaria’s agricultural sector attracts
strong investment interest and is developing positively. The
investments in this sector amount to 8 per cent of all
investments in Bulgarian economy, totaling 7.7 billion leva in
the 2014-2019 period. The agricultural sector generates 3.5 to
3.8 per cent of the country’s GDP, Taneva nut.

The Agriculture Minister told journalists that following
Hungary’s example, Bulgaria will set up a mutually supportive
voluntary compensation fund for anti-hail protection. The fund
will be accredited with the Paying Agency and will become
operational in 2021, making possible the use of EU resources
under the Risk Management measure.

The Megaforum for Agribusiness, Wine, Food and Equipment was on
at Plovdiv International Fair until February 23. It incorporated
four specialized exhibitions: Agra, Vinaria, Foodtech, and The
Tastes of Italy.



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