19. 8. 2014Ljubljana, 19th August 2014 – Next week, from 26th to 29th August, the 14th congress of the European Association of Agricultural Economists (EAAE) will take place at GR – Ljubljana Exhibition and Convention Centre. The main theme of the event is “Agri-Food and Rural Innovations for Healthier Societies”.The participants will discuss the challenges of the European food system and present the opportunities for stabilizing s... More »
17. 7. 2014Munich, 16th–17th July 2014 – Minister of Agriculture and the Environment Dejan Židan, MSc, and economic delegation of representatives of Slovenian companies and institutions from the field of forestry and wood-processing industries paid a two-day working visit to Bavaria. The purpose of it was to learn about the experiences in forest management and practices in the field of problem-solving after natural...
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...
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.