Bulgarian Agriculture Fund Provides Aid Promised to Farmers in One Day

Business | May 8, 2014, Thursday // 12:40| Views: 701 | Comments: 3
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Bulgaria: Bulgarian Agriculture Fund Provides Aid Promised to Farmers in One Day Bulgarian Minister of Agriculture Dimitar Grekov, photo by BGNES.

Bulgaria's State Fund Agriculture has managed to provide the additional BGN 4M it promised to farmers in a day, Thursday.

On Wednesday, Agriculture Minister Dimitar Grekov called for an urgent meeting of the state board in order to secure the state aid for the farmers. The funds are part of the de minimis state aid amounting to BGN 15M and will be paid off by May 23, according to media reports.

The Management Board of the state fund has announced that the funds are already available. They will be allocated to cattle farmers under the condition that they retain 75% of the number of animals they have received funding for by December 31, 2014.

The total amount of de minimis aid per farmer, and for an entity may not exceed the BGN equivalent of EUR 15,000 for a period of three fiscal years (2012-2014 ).

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#3
Jerry - 9 May 2014 // 22:59:42

Dear John,

I will always remember that my Grandmother and Mother planted vegetables and always gave me cows milk as a child and goats milk.

We should not forget the Bulgarian yogurt.

This we call Bulgarian family farming that the UN-FAO supports but Bulgaria does not support.

Happy Mother's Day.

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John Hogan - 9 May 2014 // 14:20:02

"It will be necessary to know how many women farmers will be eligible for the funding."

Have you ever been to Bulgaria? Have you ever seen a Bulgarian female farmer?

I have never seen a woman farmer in Switzerland.

Before giving opinions that are applicable to Scandinavia or New Zealand come to Bulgaria for a few days. You next statement will be "It will be necessary to know how many farmers in Bulgaria had food on their own table today."

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Jerry - 9 May 2014 // 01:06:28

We need a clear definition of sustainability when the farmers receive funds.

Next we need to know will these funds be applied to food security, rural poor and family agriculture.

It will be necessary to know how many women farmers will be eligible for the funding.

The Ministry of Agriculture should be more transparent.