14. 7. 2014
Council of the EU on the Milk Sector Future Draft Conclusions and Legislative Proposal on Organic FarmingBrussels, 14th July 2014 – Secretary of State Tanja Strniša, MSc, attended the July session of the Agricultural Council of the EU where Italy which took over the presidency of the Council on 1st July, in accordance with the established practice, presented its work programme as regards agriculture, fisheries, forestry, food safety, veterinary medicine and phytosanitary issues. Ministers held a...
1. 7. 2014Ljubljana, 1st July 2014 – In Ljubljana the 35th session of the International Sava River Basin Commission took place in which Slovenia took over the presidency of the Commission for the 2014–2017 period.In the meeting, Director of the Water and Investments Directorate Boštjan Petelinc, PhD, outlined the objectives of the Slovenian presidency while also an Agreement on cooperation of the Sava River Basin hydro-meteorological institutions regard... More »
18. 6. 2014Ljubljana, 18th June 2014 – Last week in Boon, the two-week climate negotiations ended with the closing plenary sessions of the three working bodies of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change and the Kyoto Protocol.Two bodies of the previously mentioned Convention are permanent, i.e. Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA) and Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI), while one is provisional – Ad Hoc Working Group on the Du... More »
International Year of Family Farming
The International Year of Family Farming 2014 is an initiative promoted by the World Rural Forum and supported by over 360 civil society and farmers’ organizations. This worldwide celebration, declared by the United Nations General Assembly, aims to become a tool to stimulate active policies for sustainable development of agricultural systems based farmer families, communal units, indigenous groups, cooperatives and fishing families.
All this work is being made from the perspective of effectively combating poverty and hunger and the search for a rural development based on the respect for environment and biodiversity.
Natura 2000 is a comprehensive ecological network of areas designated by the European Union member states. Wild plants and animals and their habitats that are rare or endangered in Europe require protection. The main objective of the network is to conserve valuable biodiversity for future generations.