site.btaAgriculture Minister Attends National Meeting with Fruit, Vegetable Growers
Caretaker Agriculture Minister Yavor Getchev took part in a national meeting of fruit and vegetable growers here on Saturday. The event was organized by the Fruit and Vegetables branch chamber and the National Association of Potato Growers.
Ahead of the forum, Gechev told journalists that his Ministry has launched a procedure for elaborating new technological maps with new methodology for setting the prices as part of the Strategic Plan for development of agriculture and rural areas for the 2023-2027 period. There already is a managing authority, and a monitoring committee will be available within several weeks, he added.
Opening the discussion, Gechev said that the Strategic Plan will be changed transparently and in accordance with the legislative deadlines and provisions. The Strategic Plan contains many things to be delegated to branch organizations so that they would be able to directly carry out many of the activities and help their members. The dialogue with the growers’ organizations will continue, he stressed.
In his words, until the war is over and things get regulated, the sector will continue to have problems.