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“The participation in one of the most prestigious agricultural fairs in Southeast Europe AGRA and its accompanying exhibition gives our products a chance to reach a much wider range of users and new opportunities for business contacts”, the minister highlighted.


He emphasizes that from all the 440 participants in the international AGRA exhibitions, nearly 100 new companies set foot for the first time on the fairgrounds and this means that farmers will have a much wider choice of products and ideas for their business.


26th edition of the International Exhibition AGRA 2017 gathers more than 440 participants from home and abroad. The event presents companies from 24 countries from Europe, Asia, America and Australia. Interest in the forum traditionally shows the major world leaders in the manufacturing of machinery and high technology to agriculture. Among the most represented countries at this year's AGRA Exhibition are Germany, Greece and Turkey.


"Our country stands brightly on the world wine map," said Minister Bozukov. "More than 55 Bulgarian and foreign wineries show their new collections of wines and spirits," the minister added, noting that the 40th World Congress of Vine and Wine and 15th General Assembly of the International Organization of vine and wine will be held this year in Bulgaria from May 29 to June 2.


 "Among the priorities of our management team is to strengthen the relationship between science and business," stressed Minister Hristo Bozukov. He also pointed out that this year the Agricultural Academy is represented strongly at the exhibition, such as research institutes.


Minister Hristo Bozukov opened discussion themed “Food Fraud and Information Abuse and Their Influence on the Health of Consumers", organized by the National Branch Union of Bakers and Confectioners in cooperation with the Ombudsman Maya Manolova. The Minister congratulated the organizers for courage to initiate such public discussion for the first time


"Effectively combating food fraud and reduce the informal economy is possible with the joint efforts of the industry, control authorities and consumers," said the minister in conclusion.”

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