Over 90,000 Bulgarian farmers seek to tap EU aid

More than 90,000 agricultural producers in Bulgaria have applied for direct subsidies from the European Union (EU), the country’s State Fund Agriculture (SFA) said Monday. The application deadline ends on May 15. After ... More

International agricultural conference in Belgrade

An international agricultural conference on reform of a common agricultural policy of the European Union will be held in Belgrade on May 14, while ministers from 11 countries have confirmed their participation, Minister of ... More

EC warns it is to fine Bulgaria over irregular payments to farmers

The European Commission has warned Bulgaria that it is going to be fined with some EUR 24 million over irregularities in the 2008 campaign of direct payments to farmers. Minister of Agriculture Miroslav Naydenov said Sofia would ... More

Bulgaria to pay BGN 77m more aid to stockbreeders

The Bulgarian government will dish out almost BGN 140 million in state and European subsidies in 2010, deputy farm minister Tsvetan Dimitrov told Dnevnik in an interview. National payments to European aid paid per decare of ... More

BG Agro may distribute up to BGN 5m dividend

Bulgarian agriculture group BG Agro, which made its market debut yesterday, may distribute between BGN 4 million and BGN 5 million of its earnings for this year to shareholders, its chairman, Nenko Nenkov, said. The company ... More

Romania wants agriculture seat in EC

Theodor Stolojan, Democratic Liberal Party (PDL) deputy leader, said on Sunday (September 20th) that the agriculture portfolio in the European Commission (EC) continues to be the country's priority, but with Austria and Ireland ... More

Spain to give 10 mln Euro for rural development in Albania

Spain will be financing Albanian projects for the development of small enterprises working in rural zones. According to the Italian Foreign Trade Commission (ICE) offices in Tirana, the overall amount is expected to 10 million ... More

Albanian agricultural production grows by 4,7%

Growth in Albanian agricultural production was driven up by a considerable increase in the production of grain (+33%), which caused the sector to record a leap of 4.7% in 2008 compared to the 2007 results. This was reported by ... More

Exports of grapes from Gevgelija to Russia

Private Macedonian company SAS-Kuprom from Gevgelija started exporting Victoria and cardinal variety grapes to Russia, and it is about to start exporting moldova and michelle grapes. They plan to export more than two million ... More

Bulgarian farmland funds amass 71,000 ha

The local real estate investment funds targeting arable land have accumulated 71,000 ha, shows the latest data which also indicates that the biggest special purpose vehicles are boosting their market share. The biggest REITs ... More

Appeal to Italian investors in agriculture, fishery

The Albanian Government asked for the Italian support to sustain the agriculture and fishery sectors. The appeal was launched by Albanian Minister of Agriculture and Food Jemin Gjana during a meeting with Italian Ambassador to ... More

Agricultural fund Seres spends 2 mln euro on farming equipment

Seres, the Bulgarian agricultural investment fund, said it has invested over 2 mln euro in farming equipment so far in 2008. As much funds will be slated for the same purpose in 2009. The spend aims to speed the ... More

Agrilend repurchasing agricultural products

Agrilend is the new company owned by Macedonian Government and the Israeli company Soli Group which will repurchase agricultural products thus helping solve the problems with sales and export to foreign markets. Deputy PM Zoran ... More

Producer prices of agricultural products on the rise

The statistics on producer prices of agricultural products in Croatia in March show high growth rates year-on-year in a series of products. Grain prices rose by as much as 106.5 percent compared with March 2007, reports Crostat. ... More

Invej giving away free sunflower seeds

Company Invej, within which oil mills Sunce and Vital are doing business, gave away free sunflower seeds in agricultural cooperatives for sowing of around 50,000 hectares. Until now, around 200 cooperatives took over the seeds ... More

A Thousand Bulgarian Farmers Buy Machinery with EU Funds

The farm and agricultural machinery bought with money from the EU cannot be sold for a term of five years Over 1000 projects for purchasing of farm land and agriculture machinery with EU funds are expected Bulgarian farmers ... More

"Zobnatica" to get new owner - agricultural company from Bačka Topola on auction on April 11th

Privatization Agency of Serbia has announced that it will offer the majority capital of agricultural company “Zobnatica“ from Bačka Topola for sale on the auction on April 11th, at starting price of 161m RSD. ... More

FYR Macedonia may use Euro 31,1 million from IPARD until 2010

Until 2010 Macedonia will be able to realise Euro 83,5 million for investments in rural development. Out of them, 31,3 million are European resources, while the rest are national, said Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Water ... More

EU to provide Euro 50 million for Macedonian agriculture in next three years

Macedonia will get about Euro 50 million through the European Union Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance Rural Development (IPARD) Programme in the next three years, said Deputy-Minister for Agriculture, Forestry and Water ... More

IFAD finances some USD 24 mln on MADA

International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD), OPEC Fund and Albanian government have financed since 2007 some USD 24 mln on the second programme of Mountainous Areas Development in Albania (MADA), ATA News Agency ... More