Nedimovic announces RECORD EXPORT of organic food
Minister of Agriculture of Serbia, Branislav Nedimovic, has stated that organic production in Serbia will record export of more than 40 million euros for the first time this year, which is almost nine times more than a decade ago, when the export of 4.5 million euros was realized.
“The area where organic crops are currently grown in Serbia covers a total of 21,000 hectares, in 2011 organic food was grown on about 4,500 hectares, and in 2014 on barely 10,000 hectares,” said Nedimovic.
He pointed out that organic production was one of the brightest parts of domestic agriculture, and he attributed its progress in Serbia to the change in people’s awareness of the importance of such food production, but also to a richer society that had more money to buy such food.
Nedimovic also said that all the requests for subsidies submitted by organic producers would be fulfilled, and 150 to 200 million dinars would be available.
He also expressed regret that the agreement from 2019 on the export of organic food from Serbia to Scandinavia stopped due to the coronavirus pandemic, but he announced that it could soon become relevant again.