In the first quarter of this year alone, Bulgaria imported 88,000 tonnes of fresh vegetables and nearly 95,000 tonnes of fresh fruits, according to data from the National Statistical Institute. On the other hand, the areas planted with fruits..
Only 26% of the apples and 36% of the tomatoes on the Bulgarian market are produced in this country. 64% were imported from Turkey, Greece and North Macedonia. 55% of the cucumbers sold on the Bulgarian market are produced in this country and 45%..
In the space of a year the areas planted with vegetables in the country have gone down by 55%, a Ministry of Agriculture report shows. The utilized arable land in Bulgaria covers over 5 million hectares, or 45% of the country’s entire territory, the..
When autumn comes, you can smell the aroma of roasting peppers in the streets of the small Bulgarian towns and villages. Then you know that the season of pickled vegetables is coming. Diligent housekeepers try to preserve the summer fruits and..
As of today, the Agriculture Fund starts field inspections of farmers who have applied for subsidies. The control procedure will start with on-site visits to the declared areas under the support schemes for vegetables. On-the-spot checks measure the size..
Traders, importers and producers of fruit and vegetables from southwestern Bulgaria have sent an open letter to Prime Minister Boyko Borissov, demanding an urgent meeting with him. The reason is an order by the Bulgarian Food Safety Agency, which..
The Bulgarian Food Safety Agency has intercepted and banned the sale of 24,478 tons of imported vegetables – peppers and tomatoes – from third countries with an excessive level of pesticide residue. The vegetables will be destroyed or returned to..
In a state of emergency due to the global Covid-19 pandemic, the Association of Bulgarian Villages calls on Bulgarian consumers to support small Bulgarian producers from family farms for organic production. The association members claim that if consumers..