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Meatmania in Sofia (BG – DSK Bank Bulgaria)

Meatmania, The World of Milk Bulpek, Salon de Vin, Interfood & Drink and Sihre, the largest exhibition of food industry and Horeca sector in Bulgaria will take place 7-10 November 2018 in Sofia. DSK Bank BulgariaÚj lapon nyíló tartalom. is going to be among the exhibitors showing in Inter Expo Center. The Bank’s participation is to support our clients who search for financing and consulting during the exhibition. DSK Bank Bulgaria is ready to organize B2B meetings with partners from Bulgarian industries in its stand during the exhibition. For B2B send an email. For more about exhibitions click hereÚj lapon nyíló tartalom..

African Swine Fever - the Romanian case (RO – OTP Bank Romania)

Europe is currently strongly affected by the African Swine Fever. Belgium, Hungary, Czech Republic, Ukraine, Russia, Bulgaria, Moldavia, Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia have confirmed African Swine Fever cases. Romania is one of the most affected countries, with a total number of approx. 900 outbreaks, in 13 counties.
The Romanian authorities have taken several steps to liquidate the outbreaks and to prevent the spreading of the African Swine Fever over the country. Among the veterinary measures: sanitary and epidemiological prophylaxis ones (pigs quarantine before joining a community, rigorous import policies, control of pigs movements within the areas, etc.), establishment of protection and surveillance areas, pigs slaughtering and neutralizing of risk materials, cleaning and disinfection, prevention of virus spreading through vectors, etc. Over 230,000 pigs have been slaughtered to date according to the official statistics.
The farmers whose pigs have been sacrificed will be compensated by the Romanian State, while the Subsidies within measure 14 – Animals welfare – will be paid from European Funds for the period between January 1st, 2018 and the date of outbreaks occurrence.Romania has also requested technical and financial support from the European Commission to reduce the impact of this disease. According to the European Commission Representatives, approx. 75% of the pigs grown in EU households are in Romania. During his recent work visit in Romania, Phil Hogan, the European Commissioner for Agriculture has mentioned that the country will get further support regarding the monitoring measures, veterinary services, and research. He added that the focus on short-term is to stop the disease from further spreading locally, as the African Swine Fever has an impact both on the neighboring countries and the commercial trade with pig meat in EU and worldwide. On long-term, EUR 10 Mio. will be allocated in 2019 for a vaccine research.

Record wheat crops in 2018 for the Romanian farmers (RO – OTP Bank Romania)

According to the Agriculture Romanian Ministry, the wheat crops harvested reached 10.2 million tons in 2018, with 2.3% above the one registered in 2017. The quantity is really exceptional, taking into consideration the extreme weather that affected the country this year. Nevertheless, there are several reasons that supported the local farmers to have good crops: improved technical endowment enriched also through a significant part of European Funds, SAPS subsidies, increased surface cultivated with wheat, equipment farmers accessed in order to easily follow the vegetation phases, work schedule etc.
Important increases have been obtained also for barley, with 1,3 million tons in 2018.