The Minister of Agriculture also familiarized the Chinese business representatives with development of the Bulgarian agricultural sector. ,, Our country ranks first in production and quality of rose and lavender oil, "said Taneva. She added that our biological production for the last 5 years increased by 5 times. The land that could be cultivated in 2014 was half Bulgaria’s territory. The minister pointed out Bulgaria had exported sunflower oil for a long time and was among the leading wheat and maize exporters in the EU.
Bulgaria is an agricultural country with traditions of many years. Investments in agriculture have been constantly rising since its accession into the EU.Financial resources have been planned for direct support as well as for investments in agriculture.Bulgarian agricultural producers could rely on financial support of some EUR 6 billion.
“We work through several programmes for different sectors; there will EUR 3.1 billion for all entrepreneurs in agriculture under several programmes by 2020. The main goal of investments is the modernisation of farms,” Taneva stated. ,, Deepened cooperation between China and Bulgaria includes both trade in foodstuffs and successful Chinese investment, "she added.