The Minister of Agriculture, Food and Forestry participated in an informal meeting of the EU Agriculture and Fisheries Council in Malta
"Bulgaria insists on achieving sustainable agriculture with adequate funding from the Common Agricultural Policy", announced by the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Forestry Rumen Porodzanov at an informal meeting of the Council of the European Union for Agriculture and Fisheries in Valletta, Malta. The meeting is held in the period 21-23 May 2017.
The discussion was under the title: "Climate change and water resources in the EU - emerging challenges for agriculture". Minister Porodzanov expressed Bulgaria's position saying that the CAP measures of the first and second pillars should be preserved to mitigate the effects of climate change. He specified that these should be measures that have already proven their effectiveness. He also gave an example from the Rural Development Program as an appropriate tool for the rapid transfer of scientific knowledge to farmers. However, achieving sustainable results is only possible when individual efforts are made by each farmer in terms of climate and water conservation impact.
Besides the main topic of the meeting in Malta, Minister Porodzanov also held informal consultations with senior representatives of the European Commission, as well as with his colleagues from the trio, which is to chair the Council of the EU in 2018, concerning the priorities and coordination of policies.