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Bulgarian Minister: We make every possible effort to pay tobacco aid until April

Hristo Bozukov
Bulgaria   "There must be an adequate state policy"

"There must be an adequate state policy for the tobacco sector," said Bulgarian Minister of Agriculture and Food Hristo Bozukov during a meeting with farmers from the district of Kardzhali.


He assured the farmers that his team is doing everything possible funds under the transitional national tobacco aid to be paid by the end of April, which is a month earlier than last year.

The Minister explained that the efforts of the team of the Ministry of Agriculture and Food are focused on tobacco exports to the Chinese market.

"We are working on agreements similar to those they have with neighboring Greece, Turkey and Macedonia," added Bozukov.

Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Food Assoc. Svetla Yancheva familiarized farmers with the implementation of direct payments’ schemes for the 2017 campaign.

She explained that depending on the profile of the farm, it is able to apply under 20 schemes with a total resource of BGN 1551415207."

Ministry’s team has taken a realistic approach for a successful campaign," was clear Deputy Minister Yancheva. According to her, financial resources amounting to about BGN 600 mln has been provided this for assistance under the Rural Development Programme (2014-2020).

 

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