5 Bln EUR For Bulgarian farmers till 2013
5 billion euro will be granted to the Bulgarian farmers for a period 2007-2013, said the Bulgarian prime minister Sergei Stanishev at the opening of the information campaign under the Program for rural development 2007-2013.
Sergei Stanishev claimed that 2 billion euro are direct subsidies for the Bulgarian farmers and over 3 billion euro will be received through the Program for rural development.
On her side, the member of parliament prime minister Meglena Plugchieva emphasized on the fact that it is necessary to invest in the people.
The minister of agriculture Valeri Tsvetanov also took part in the opening ceremony
The information campaign under the Program for rural development is conducted under the motto вЂњTraveling teams for advice in agriculture вЂ“ door to doorвЂќ.
The aim of the campain is the agricultural producers, the owners of forests, food processing companies and municipalities in rural areas to obtain information and expert help from the ministry of agriculture and the Payment agency about the funding opportunities and the eligibility criteria under this program.
To remind, according to the executive director of State fund вЂњAgricultureвЂќ the people are informed and prepare well their projects. A proof for this is that so far only one project has been rejected for inconformity with the main eligibility criteria.
Fund вЂњAgricultureвЂќ decided to start an information program, door to door. For this purpose, special cars for mobile offices will be purchased. In this way, experts from the Payment agency and the agricultural ministry will meet the potential beneficiaries under the program.
The idea is to visit predominantly the small municipalities, where there aren’t established structures for consultations about the program and help for the preparation of business plans.