Strong political commitment to achieving sustainable fisheries in the region, the countries signed a joint declaration
Ensuring generational renewal in farming was the focus of the informal meeting of Agriculture Ministers from the EU Member States held in Sofia.
"The availability of financial instruments is one of the most important incentive to encourage investment in agricultural sector, food processing industry and small and medium-sized enterprises in rural areas."
"To respond to global economic processes and to increase the competitiveness of agriculture, it is necessary to stimulate its adaptation to the rapidly changing world of digital technologies, digital innovations and applications“.
"Over the last decades, biodiversity conservation and the development of forest ecosystems have faced the challenge of adverse global climate change.
On 8 May EU ambassadors confirmed an agreement reached on 11 April 2018 between the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council and European Parliament representatives
Research (for example the Food and Nutrition Program FOOD 2030) will play a key role in improving sustainability and diversity of food systems and finding food waste solutions (1.3 billion tons per year).
Under the chairmanship of Minister Porodzanov, the ministers of the 28 Member States of the European Union discussed direct payments, environmental and climate action and rural development.