The Bulgarian Organic Products Association (BOPA) under the auspices of IFOAM EU GROUP hosted an Organic Farming Forum which took place on 26th-28th July 2015 in Paragyurishte of central Bulgaria.
Representatives and bodies from the Balkans participated in the event, along with the IFOAM EU GROUP (International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements – European Union Group) and the Ministry of Agriculture and Food of the Republic of Bulgaria (Organic Farming and Plant Growing Directorate).
Having been invited by BOPA, we participated in the event with a four-member group, consisting of interpreters and representatives of the plant nursery.
The agenda of the Balkan Organic Forum included: visit to the Historical Museum of the area, presentations and discussions about issues and problems regarding organic farming in the Balkan Peninsula, official dinner and traditional feasting, and finally, a visit to the local distillery for the production of organic essential rose oil.
‘Farm Bioma’ presented the activities of the plant nursery, informed the participants about the efforts taking place in the aromatic and vegetable plants in our country as well as networking of Greek organic producers.
We would like to thank our colleagues for their warm hospitality and we hope to meet again in the near future.