The Minister of Agriculture and Food Kiril VatevKiril Vatev, a member of the Management Board of the Association of Meat Processors and owner of discussed with branch organizations of livestock breeders the first amendment of the Strategic Plan for the Development of Agriculture and Rural Areas (SPRZSR) for the program period 2023-2027 and the comments received on the proposed changes from the European Commission.

The meeting was attended by Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Food Assoc. Deyan Stratev, Executive Director of the Bulgarian Food Safety Agency (BFSA) Dr. Svetlozar Patarinski and Executive Director of the Executive Agency for Selection and Reproduction in Livestock Breeding (IASRG) Georgi Yordanov, reported the line ministry.

Vatev stated that it is important that the control is carried out in the most simplified mode for farmers, and that the requirements are easy and enforceable.

He presented concrete examples of successful implementation and management of livestock farms.

The team of the Ministry of Agriculture and Food (MAF) and livestock breeders discussed the refinement of the methodology for control of the realized production of dairy and meat animals within the framework of interventions for tied support.

The experts presented examples of the control of coupled support for livestock farmers in other Member States and sought the opinion of farmers on these practices.

The representatives of the branch organizations of the farmers stated that they will send specific proposals related to the realization of the production from the "Livestock" sector.

Once they are received by the Ministry of Health, a follow-up meeting will be scheduled in due course to discuss them.

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BTA recalls that last month a team of the Ministry of Agriculture discussed with representatives of the agricultural branch and interested parties notes from the EC related to the first amendment of the Strategic Plan.

"The commission understands our desire for the negotiations on the changes to the 2023-2027 SPRZSR to be finalized as soon as possible," said Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Food Tanya Georgieva.

She added that as soon as the first changes are confirmed, the decision of the EC to approve the first amendment will be published on the website of the Strategic Plan (www.sp2023.bg). 

The 2023-2027 SPRZSR Oversight Committee is scheduled to be held in late March or early April.

It will cover topics under the Rural Development Program (RDP) 2014-2020, as well as the Strategic Plan 2023-2027.

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