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From: February 21, 2018

To: February 25, 2018

     

      

 


21 February 2018 – Wednesday


10.00
Press conference for the official opening of the International Agricultural Exhibition AGRA, VINARIA, FOODTECH, DIBLA, BioAgra
Venue: Press Club Hall, Congress Centre  
Organizer: International Fair Plovdiv


11.30
Official opening of the International Agricultural Exhibition AGRA, VINARIA, FOODTECH, DIBLA, BioAgra
Venue: Pavilion 6
Organizer: International Fair Plovdiv


13.30- 17.30
Seminar: “Opportunities for Supporting Young Farmers and Small Farms under RDP 2014-2020 through Measure 2 “Consultancy, farm management services and farm replacement services” of RDP 2014-2020”. Presentation of the Information system for the management and monitoring of EU funds in Bulgaria 2020 (ISMM). Submission of project proposals under the RDP 2014-2020 through ISMM 2020. Opportunities for supporting young farmers under the RDP 2014-2020 through Measure 2 “Consultancy, farm management services and farm replacement services” of RDP 2014-2020”, including information on the conditions of sub-measure 6.1 “Starting aid for young farmers” of the RDP 2014-2020. Opportunities for supporting small farms under the RDP 2014-2020 through Measure 2 “Consultancy, farm management services and farm replacement services” of the RDP 2014-2020”, including information on the conditions of sub-measure 4.1.2 “Investments in agricultural holdings under Thematic sub-program for development of small farms” of the RDP 2014-2020.
Discussion
Individual consultations for farmers
Lecturers: Experts from the NAAS
Venue: Bulgaria Hall, Congress Centre
Organizer: National Agricultural Advisory Service

 

14.00-18.00
General meeting of the Bulgarian Plant Protection Association
Venue: Hall 1,Pavilion 6
Organizer: Bulgarian Plant Protection Association

 


22 February 2018– Thursday

 

09.00-13.00
Seminar:  “Basic Guidelines for Seed Decontamination in Grain Production – Sunflower, Maize, Chickpeas, Potatoes” 
Venue: Conference Hall, Pavilion 13
Organizer: „Amititsa“ 


09.00-17.00
Conference “Organic Agriculture”
Venue: Bulgaria Hall
Organizer: Foundation of Organic Agriculture “Bioselena”


9.30-17.00
Conference “Organic Agriculture in Bulgaria, More Innovation for Better Results”  
Panel 1: ,,Organic Agriculture in Bulgaria and Europe: What is new”
09.30 – 10.00 Registration
10.00 – 10.15 Opening 
10.15 – 10.45 New regulation for organic production in the European Union – after 7 years of discussion a decision has been made: what is ahead and when does it take effect?  
10.45 – 11.00 New regulation for organic agriculture in Bulgaria – presents the Ministry of Agriculture and Food 
11.00 – 11.30 Farmers” opinion – presentation of the Bulgarian Bioproducts Association
11.30 – 12.30  Discussion
12.30 – 13.30 Lunch with farm food
13.30 – 14.10 Première of the film “Land Grabbing” - Earth Environmental Association  
14.10 – 14.30 Presentation of the authors and characters of the film, discussion 
Panel 2: More Innovation for Better Results
14.30 – 15.00 Innovation and good practices in organic agriculture around the world – how to reach them? Presentation of the platform FARMKNOWLEDGE – Agronomist Petar Kirov, Bioselena  
15.00 – 15.30 Weed control in organic cereal production – test results of comb harrow in 3 Bulgarian biofarms. Petar Kirov  
15.30 – 16.00 Innovative method for planting maize – test results of the Green fertilization and direct seeding method in two Bulgarian biofarms – Agronomist Nikolai Tihov, Bioselena 
16.00 -16.30 Innovative technology for protecting fruit trees and vineyards from winter sunburn, bark cracking and late spring frosts – Agronomist Bozhidar Petkov, Balkan Bio Frukt  
16.30 – 17.00 Discussion and closing of the conference
Venue: Bulgaria Hall, Congress Center
Organizer: Foundation of Organic Agriculture “Bioselena”
 

11.00-13.00
Seminar “Prevention, Treatment and Biostimulation without Accumulation in Plants”; 
Innovative approach to sustainable agriculture based on useful micro-organisms applied in conventional and organic agriculture
Biotechnologies and bioproducts based on micro-organisms and their impact on conventional and organic agriculture
Biofertilizers, biostimulants, biofungicides, bioinsecticides. 
Elimination of side effects from application of herbicides. Application of biostimulants and biofungicides in conventional agriculture. 
Full range of bioproducts covering the whole cycle from planting to harvesting 
Sustainable results, independent of type of soil and climate
Venue: Struma Hall, Congress Center
Organizer: ,,Klasik Griyn“EOOD

 

13.00-17.00
Round Table: “Prospects for the Development of Organic Agriculture in Respect of Permanent Crops in Bulgaria”;
Fruit varieties suitable for organic agriculture;
Alternative methods for fighting fruit worms in orchards;
Influence of bacterial fertilizer BIO-ONE, liquid concentrate on certain agrobiological and technological characteristics of dessert grape variety Prista;
Basic technological elements in the organic cultivation of some fruit crops;
State, problems and prospects for the development of organic raspberry production in Bulgaria;
Venue: Conference Hall 2, Pavilion 6
Organizer: Agricultural Academy


13.30-17.00
Seminar: “Effective Fertilizers for Quality Nutritional Management of Permanent Crops”
Venue: Hebros Hall, Congress Center
Organizer: Continvest Ltd


23 February 2018– Friday

9.30- 13.00
Day of Organic Agriculture 2018
Jubilee International Scientific Conference
“Organic Agriculture and Sustainable Development”
9.30-10.00 Registration
10.00-10.30 Opening and greeting speeches
10.30-12.30 Discussion panel work
12.30-13.00 Poster session
Venue: Bulgaria Hall
Organizer: University of Agribusiness and Rural Development

 

10.00-13.30
Seminar: „Competitive Production of Fruit and Vegetables“
10.00 – 10.30  New solutions to old plant protection and nutrition issues  in the field of vegetable production, viticulture and fruit production
Lecturer: Eng. Agronomist Miroslav Petkov, “Amititsa” Ltd
10.30 – 11.20 Fruit trees infertility
Lecturer: Prof. Ivan Zhelev
11:20 – 12:10 Application of prognostic models for diseases of apple, cherry and vine 
Lecturer: Asst. Prof. Dr.  Zvezdomir Zhelev -  Center for Integrated Disease Management at the Agrarian University and lecturer at the Phytopathology Department  
12.10 – 12.45  A to Z of Hydroponics
Lecturer: Prof. Hristo Simidchiev
12.45 – 13.05  Up-to-date information on the projects implemented by the National Union of Gardeners in Bulgaria 
Report: Eng. Mariana Miltenova
13.05 – 13.30  Questions and discussion
Venue: Conference Hall, Pavilion 13
Organizer: National Union of Gardeners in Bulgaria and “Amititsa”


9.30- 13.30
Conference “Foods with Geographical Indications – Opportunities for Local Development and Access to New Markets”   
09.00 - 09.30 Registration
09.30 - 09.45 Opening
09.45 – 11.30 Panel 1: Bulgaria in the Database for foods with geographical indications and traditional speciality character 
Momchil Nekov, Member of the European Parliament - “Protecting the Authentic Bulgarian Taste” campaign and European support mechanisms for assisting foods with protected geographical indication (to be confirmed)
Representative of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Forestry - 
Essence of the PDO/PGI application process and challenges for manufacturers 
Iliyan Kostov, expert on food safety, Food Risk Assessment Center - food safety requirements   
Personal experience in using geographical indications – producers of Gornooryahovski sudzhuk, Bulgarian rose oil, Strandzha honeydew honey and East Balkan swine meat
11.30 – 11.45 Coffee break
11.45 - 12.45 Panel 2: Bulgarian foods with geographical indications – benefits, challenges and opportunities for small business and for the development of rural areas and tourism.  
Desislava Dimitrova, Slow food in Bulgaria – Geographical indications as a tool for preservation of everyday life characteristics, of traditional knowledge and of the natural resources in rural areas 
Ivan Penov, Land Source of Income Foundation – Small farmers and protected geographical indications of agricultural products 
Georgi Garnevski – METRO – Supply of food from small producers in major retail chains – challenges and opportunities. 
Dimitar Nikolov, “Bagri” restaurant, Sofia – To offer farm food
12.45 - 13.30 Cocktail
Venue: Press Club Hall, Congress Centre
Organizer:  Land Source of Income Foundation


11.00-13.00
Seminar “ Prevention, Treatment and Biostimulation without Accumulation in Plants”;
Innovative approach to sustainable agriculture based on beneficial microorganisms application in conventional and organic agriculture
Biotechnologies and bioproducts based on microorganisms and their influence on conventional and organic agriculture  
Biofertilizers, biostimulants, organic fungicides, organic insecticides  
Elimination of side effects from application of herbicides. Application of biostimulants and biofungicides in conventional agriculture. Full range of bioproducts covering the whole cycle from planting to harvesting 
Sustainable results, independent of type of soil and climate  
Venue: Struma Hall, Congress Center
Organizer: ,,Klasik Griyn“EOOD


11.00-12.00
Presentation “The Secret of Swiss Tradition and Expertise in the Production of High Quality Black Angus Meat”
Venue: Gourmet Zone in Pavilion 11
Organizer: Karpaten Group Romania


13.00-17.00
Round Table: “Enhancing Efficiency in Livestock Farming and Protection of Genetic Resources”.
The Bulgarian Murrah as a genetic resource;
The national genetic fund in poultry breeding – state and perspective
Conservation of marine genetic resources in the Black Sea – turbot (Scophthalums maximus)
Increasing the capacity for research and management of marine non-fish stocks in the Black Sea.
Preservation of Bulgarian Gray Cattle in Bulgaria.
Venue: Conference Hall 2, Pavilion 6
Organizer: Agricultural Academy

13.00-17.00
Presentation “Biological Control in Plant Protection”
Venue: Hall 1, Pavilion 6
Organizer: BIO planet


13.30-17.00
Seminar “Effective Fertilizers for Good Nutrition of Greenhouse Crops”
Venue: Hebros Hall, Congress Center
Organizer: Continvest Ltd

14.30-16.30
Meeting of the potential partners of the University of Forestry
14.30-16.00 Meeting of the potential partners 
16.00-16.30 Coffee break
Venue:  Press Club Hall, Congress Centre
Organizer:  University of Forestry, Sofia

16.30-18.00
Round Table “Farmers of the Future – Precision Agriculture” 
Venue: Press Club Hall, Congress Centre
Organizer: University of Forestry, Sofia

 

25 February 2018– Sunday

13.00
Drawing the winning ticket from the survey cards, filled in by visitors
Venue: Pavilion 6
Organizer: International Fair Plovdiv


 

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