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Foundation for Organic Agriculture BIOSELENA FOA BIOSELENA

Type of Organization: Non-governmental organization
Areas of work: Agroecology
Region: Karlovo
Country: Bulgaria
Foundation for Organic Agriculture BIOSELENA is Bulgarian non-government organization. The Foundation was established in 1997 by the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture FIBL – Switzerland. The main task of Bioselena is developing and supporting the sustainable and organic agriculture, biodiversity preservation and environment protection. Our mission is to support the development of organic agriculture in Bulgaria by: - providing specialized services to organic farmers and processors - promoting organic products among consumers - participating in developing of a national legislation and measures, supporting organic agriculture Our activities - Technical consultations and on-farm research in organic farms - Preparing farms and processing units for organic certification; - Consultations in planning and managing the farms (business plans); - Consultations in planning and registration for on-farm processing and direct sales - Our Centre for Professional Training is licensed by the National Agency for Vocational Education and Training (NAVET) for trainings in Agroecology and Organic agriculture; - Issuing specialized literature; - With our partners we are developing and presenting to the Bulgarian market “model” organic products (yogurt, cheese, honey, fruits and vegetables) - Expert participations in developing the National Organic Legislation; National plan for development of organic farming in Bulgaria; National Rural Development Programme 2007 - 2013 and 2014-2020)