Minister of Agriculture and Food Prof. Dr. Hristo Bozukov presented his three deputies: Assoc. Prof. Svetla Yancheva, Prof. Dr. Ivan Paligorov and Prof. Dr. Georgi Zhelyazkov during a meeting at the ministry with the executive directors of agencies and directors of directorates at the departments.
Deputy Minister Yancheva, who has so far served as Vice-Rector of International Relations of the Agricultural University in Plovdiv will be responsible for the Rural Development Program, direct payments, land tenure, and the vine and wine sector
Prof. Dr. Georgi Zhelyazkov will be responsible for the following sectors – animal breeding, plant growing, state aid and regulations, agro food chain policies, analysis and strategic planning. Prof. Dr. Zhelyazkov so far has been Head of the Industrial business and entrepreneurship Department at the Trakia University in Stara Zagora.
Prof. Dr. Ivan Paligorov Business Management Faculty of Forestry University in Sofia and Chairman of the Union of Foresters will be in charge for forests, agricultural sciences, irrigation, fisheries and aquaculture.