Bulgaria is the world’s largest producer of organic rose and lavender oil
The Ministry of Agriculture has prepared a National Plan for the Development of Organic Farming until 2027.
The Bulgarian Ministry of Agriculture has prepared a National Plan for the Development of Organic Farming until 2027. The goal is to establish this country as leader in a number of organic products. The sustainability of small organic farms will be promoted through their cooperation. Opportunities for free counseling and professional training for organic farmers are being launched.
From 26,662 hectares in 2011, organically certified areas in Bulgaria increased to 162,332 ha in 2018. This country is among the leaders in Europe according to the number of hives, meeting the requirements for organic farming, and is the largest manufacturer of organic rose and lavender oils in the world. Production of essential oil from Lemon balm (Melissa officinalis) has also been growing.
Organic farming is a priority sector for support under the Bulgarian Rural Development Program.
Source: Bulgarian National Radio (BNR.bg)