EUR 10 bln for Romanian agriculture-a unique opportunity

Says Czech Agriculture Minister on visit in Romania. The Romanian – Czech agriculture and food industry cooperation forum, launched yesterday, is intended to make relations between the two states a model for other EU ... More

Two Romanian companies interested in buying Foradex

The Authority for the State Assets Recovering (AVAS) has received until yesterday two offers for taking over the stock owned by Foradex Company. The interested companies are Uzuc Ploiesti and the consortium consisting of Amteck ... More

Oltchim plans to sell 83,000 sqm plots

Oltchim Ramnicu Valcea plans to sell some plots with a total surface of 83,000 sqm and the buildings located on this surfaces. Also the company will exchange some plots with the Ramnicu Valcea city hall. The company estimates ... More

Greece embraces organic products

The domestic organic product market in Greece is blossoming, with annual turnover through retailers estimated to reach up to 40 million euro this year, recording a spectacular growth rate of up to 20% to 30%. Given rising ... More

World Bank approved credit of 120m EUR to Serbia for rehabilitation of Hydro-system Danube-Tisa- Danube

The Minister of Trade and Services, Predrag Bubalo, stated that the World Bank had approved the credit of 120m EUR to Serbia for rehabilitation of Hydro-system Danube-Tisa-Danube and cleaning of the irrigation canal. On the ... More

Company "MK Group" - distributor of hybrid corn , sunflower and oilseed rape seeds of company "Monsanto"

The Head of the Administrative Board of MK Group, Miodrag Kostić, and Gerhard Rosa, the Manager of company "Monsanto" for East Europe, have signed the contract on strategic partnership, which makes MK Group official seller ... More

74th International Agricultural Fair opened

With more than 2,000 exhibitors presenting products from 60 countries, and the widest range of agricultural mechanization, food and beverages, Novi Sad Fair is the largest event of that kind in Southeastern Europe. The opening ... More

Agricultural cooperation between Serbia, China to increase exports

State Secretary at the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management Danilo Golubovic said today that the signed agriculture cooperation agreement between Serbia and China should result in export increase of Serbian ... More

Organic crop area seen at 8% of arable stock

Up to 8% of Bulgaria's arable land will be seeded with organic crops, said deputy farming minister Nihat Kabil. Bulgaria has registered as organic the agricultural businesses of over 150 producers, 23 processing companies and 8 ... More

Italy-Greece biological “Probiosis” begins

The major objective of "Probiosis", the EU project approved by the managing authority of the Interreg III A Greece-Italy 2000-2006 initiative and funded with 850,000 euro, is to favour a sustainable rural development, compatible ... More

Romanian agriculture far from the European money

Acceding and absorbing the Structural Funds are the biggest challenges for the public administration, the business circles, the farmers and the NGO sector in 2007. The European integration itself depends on the optimisation and ... More

Transavia estimates EUR 50 million in turnover in 2007

Poultry producer Transavia Alba Iulia targets this year a 20 percent increase in turnover to EUR 50 million and a 45 percent increase in profit to EUR 8 million. Last year, the company started to invest some EUR 12 million to ... More

Company "Sto posto" invests 3m EUR in support to development of mini farms in Serbia

Fodder Factory "Sto posto" from Velika Plana will sign the contract on procurement of equipment and genetic materials for development of mini pig farms in Serbia, of which total value is 3m EUR. The equipment and materials will ... More

Alltech might open factory in Romania

American group in the fodder industry Alltech might build a production unit in Romania. It estimates it would register this year a 50 percent increase in sales compared to EUR 4 million posted in 2006. Alltech was founded in 1980 ... More

Slovenian Sugar Plant to Get EU Restructuring Aid

The lone Slovenian sugar plant is entitled to funds from the EU restructuring fund when it stops producing sugar under the 2005 EU sugar reform, the Agriculture Ministry told STA on Wednesday, 14 February. The Slovenian ... More

EUR 260 M for ecological farming from EU funds

The farmers who are active in ecological farming activities may access EU funds worth EUR 260 M, over 2007 – 2013, for funding their investments in agricultural areas. “The ecological agriculture will be supported ... More

FairPlay Agrarian Fund buys stake in farmland SPV

FairPlay International, the Bulgarian property developer, has transferred its 6.27% stake in special purpose vehicle Agro Finance to its arable land fund FairPlay Agrarian Fund. The 40,816-share package was transacted at a ... More

New European funds for farmers, as of September

EU funds allotted for rural development programmes in Romania will reach producers and farmers this September – October at the soonest, Agriculture Minister Dan Motreanu announced yesterday. The funds amount to approx. ... More

Serbia present in Berlin agriculture fair Green Week

State Secretary at the Serbian Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management Danilo Golubovic announced today that Serbia will participate at the Green Week fair in Berlin, which begins on January 18. Golubovic told ... More

Romania’s economy could suffer because of unusual weather

Sulfina Barbu, the minister of Environment and Water Management (MMGA) said that the ministry she runs is ready to face the possible floods Romania could face this year. “We are more prepared than in 2006 to face any ... More