Education in the agricultural sector should be open to innovations and businesses, if it is to be competitive. This statement was made by agriculture and food deputy-minister Valentina Marinova at a meeting with Jean-Claude Bouttier from the Ministry for Agriculture, Food Industry and Forestry of France and Mr. Stephen Robert, French adviser to the Ministry of Agriculture and Food of Bulgaria. Deputy-minister Marinova emphasized that the secondary and higher education were the foundations for the development of the Bulgarian agriculture.
Another subject discussed at the meeting was a proposal to prepare a cooperation programme between the two countries in education, innovations and agriculture. The majour priorities will be to create a strategic partnership in the field of secondary and higher education, and in the bilateral exchange of experience through traineeships of pupils, students and apprentices in agriculture.
Mr. Bouttier expressed in turn his satisfaction with the high quality and multilateral education in the Bulgarian agricultural sector.