He was definite that the state exercised strict control on a daily basis on all units in the chain producer-processor-trader. In his words, our country has excellent conditions to produce bio foods, except for the persisting problem of the small percentage native raw materials used in the production. Minister Grekov added that MoAF was going to continue the meeting between the branch organizations and the large retail chains. “With more clarity between the two parties, the agricultural producers will know even now what quantities will be needed for the sales next year. This is the correct way – planning, contracting, producing and then selling in the shops”, emphasized Prof. Grekov.
He recalled that in the next years, the small farms were going to have the opportunity to offer their produce directly on the market, while observing the requirements for quality and control. Moreover, they will have a special support from the new Common Agricultural Policy.In the context of the ceremony, minister Grekov handed honorary diplomas to representatives of the food branch.