For the first time, Bulgaria is a partner country of Green Week in Berlin. The exhibition is among the most prestigious international forums on food and agricultural products.
"Bulgaria's agriculture and processing sector have a significant potential to produce quality products with high added value to meet the diverse and growing demands of European consumers and world markets." This was stated by the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Forestry Rumen Porozhanov at the opening of the Green Week - the most prestigious and leading event in the world for presenting agricultural products and products from the food industry and horticulture.
Minister Porozhanov pointed out that 2018 started with many responsibilities for Bulgaria as President of the EU Council and as partner country of Green Week.
"The modernization and simplification of the Common Agricultural Policy after 2020 and the agriculture budget within the next Multiannual Financial Framework are the main priorities of the Bulgarian Presidency in the field of agriculture. The topics of unfair commercial practices, the state of international bilateral and multilateral trade negotiations and the veterinary field are of great importance," said the Minister.
"The main message of Bulgaria to the guests of the exhibition is to highlight the important place of agriculture and the food industry in the country's economy and the observance of the quality and safety standards," he said.
Our country participates for the 29th time in the exhibition, which this year holds its 83rd edition.
62 companies and 12 farmers present Bulgaria
Traditionally, the country presents itself with a national stand. This year as a partner country the Bulgarian traditional products will be presented in a Pavilion with an area of 1,640 square meters with over 30 stands. The exhibition will be attended by 62 companies and 12 farmers, members of various associations and unions, who have long-standing traditions in the field of agriculture, food industry and horticulture.
In the Bulgarian pavilion, guests will discover the specific Bulgarian lifestyle and culture, the traditional local culinary traditions accompanied by national folklore and attractions. Visitors will also be able to try traditional Bulgarian dishes in specially prepared for this purpose restaurant.
Guests can enjoy all products typical for the country such as organic bee honey, wines, rakia, meat products, chutney, jams, organic vegetables and fruits, dairy products, fish and fish products, as well as cosmetics based on Bulgarian rose and lavender.
This year's participation is under the motto "The scent of the sun" - symbolizing the Bulgarian rose. In our pavilion, the guests will be able to touch the Bulgarian way of life in a separate craft corner and a hunting stand, accompanied by folk music in the performance of ensemble BULGARE, fresh scent and beautiful decoration of fresh roses.
The Green Week exhibition pays special attention to renewable resources, organic farming, horticulture and the future of rural development while offering the opportunity to try traditional tastes from around the world. Within the framework of the exhibition, the next Global Forum on Food and Agriculture is also held, which is of substantial interest and importance both for the representatives at the political level and for the business.
"Agricultural activities will remain an important source of income for a large part of the population and a touch point between people and the environment," Minister Porozhanov said in his speech.