Cooperation in organic food production

The Serbian Minister of Agriculture Ivana Dulic-Markovic and Italian Ambassador to Belgrade Alessandro Merola have agreed on the start of a training project for farmers in Serbia for the production of organic food according to ... More

Agriculture complex PIK Becej to be sold in tender

Becej’s agriculture complex PIK Becej will be privatized through a tender after several unsuccessful recapitalization attempts, Tanjug reported over the weekend. PIK Becej General Manager Dragan Sataric explained that a ... More

Bulgarian and Romanian working groups water management.

Experts of the Bulgarian and Romanian ministries of the environment who met Thursday in Sofia agreed to establish bilateral working groups for cooperation in water management, sources from the Environment and Waters Ministry ... More

Contracts on crediting of farms signed with nine banks

The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Waterpower Engineering has signed contracts with nine business banks which will participate in short-term and long-term farm crediting programs. The contracts have been signed with ... More

50,000 Ha Vineyards Registered so Far in Bulgaria

By the end of March registered vineyards in Bulgaria should reach 80,000 ha, Agriculture Minister Nihat Kabil said Tuesday taking a question from BTA. At this point the register of vineyards features 54,000 ha, Kabil specified. ... More

Banks bid for Farmer programme

Bucharest - Only six, of the 18 banks that purchased the tender books, bid at the auction organised on February 10 by Ministry of Agriculture for the “Farmer” programme, declared yesterday the spokesman of the ... More

Bulgarian poultry industry endangered.

The poultry and egg industry will collapse if the EU imposes a long-term ban on Bulgarian imports in connection with the spread of the deadly avian flu virus. The veterinary authority of the European Commission is expected to ... More

Eco-village project in line with development policy

Eco-village Kosanica project is fully compatible and in line with the development strategy of Montenegro, Milutin Simovic, the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management, has said today. Last night, he met with ... More

Mitrosrem" introduces biomass as main fuel

Sremska Mitrovica-based agricultural company "Mitrosrem" has almost finished realization of the project for replacing liquid fuels with biomass, which is obtained by pressing of herbs. The equipment for use of biomass was ... More

16 banks interested in crediting farmers

The bid for appointment of the banks that will grant credits to farmers, under the Ministry of Agriculture’s “Farmer” programme, will take place tomorrow. The task book has so far been purchased by 16 financial ... More

Organic Farming kept on growing in 2005

Land used in organic farming in Greece doubled in 2005 against the previous year, the president of a certification board, Spyros Sgouros, has indicated, as reported by Greek news agency ANA-MPA. Addressing a seminar held by the ... More

NIREFS seeks to open fish plant in Turkey

Athens-quoted Nirefs Fisheries SA is seeking to open a fish plant in Turkey, using its own resources or in a joint venture, chairman Aristidis Belles has said. In a presentation for the Association of Institutional Investors, ... More

SAPARD Subsidies for Bulgaria exceed 577 mln leva

Subsidies from the SAPARD programme to be used by farmers until the end of the year will exceed 577 millio leva. The financial resource is significant due to the blocked financial agreements from 2004 and 2005. Annexes to the ... More

Poultry breeding sector in Romania - in danger to go bankrupt

Poultry breeding sector in Romania would face bankruptcy, if no protection measures are adopted as soon as possible in favour of the local producers, including an increase in customs duties for poultry meat, President of the ... More

Croatian agricultural exports surpass imports for first time

Croatian agricultural export products increased faster and overtook imports for the first time in 2005. Agriculture Minister Petar Cobankovic announced the robust result during parliamentary Question Time, when he was asked about ... More

RON 1 bln to develop rural infrastructure

The government approved the Rural Infrastructure Development Programme, which stipulates that RON 1 bln will be allotted in 2006-2008 for projects submitted by rural communities. Under the Programme, local councils can obtain ... More

Cattle registration might affect relations with EU

The delaying of a legal decision on the process pertaining to the attributing of the cattle identification right creates problems to Romania in its relations with the EU, being capable to determine the establishing of ... More

Agreement with E.U. under SAPARD

Agriculture and Forestry Minister Nihat Kabil, Finance Minister Plamen Oresharski and the Head of the Delegation of the European Commission to Bulgaria Dimitris Kourkoulas signed Tuesday the eighth annual financial agreement ... More

Sell-off authority invites bids for 70% stake in agribusiness Djuro Strugar

The Privatization Agency has called a tender for the sale of a 70% stake in agribusiness Djuro Strugar from Kula, adding that the bid submission deadline expires on March 21. Djuro Strugar, which employs 360 workers, has 2,500 ... More

Poultry producer Agricola Bacau to reconsider 2006 investments plan

Agricola Bacau, the largest poultry producer on the Romanian domestic market, announced that it would reconsider its investments plan worth 20 million euros announced for 2006. At mid-2005, the company based in the eastern Bacau ... More