Sustainable Water Treatment and Nutrient Reuse Options

Council of the Bulgarian Agricultural Organizations (CBAO)

CBAO was established in the framework of COPA/COGECA PHARE project: “Assistance to the development of Farmers’, Cooperatives and Young Farmers Organizations” in the perspective of the future membership of the agricultural organizations from Bulgaria in the European structures. The Council is an umbrella organization which unifies on a voluntary basis the general and specialized commodity branch organizations dealing in the field of agriculture production.

The Council is an associated member of COPA (Committee of Professional Agricultural Organizations) and COGECA (General Confederation of Agricultural Cooperatives) and will have a fundamental dissemination of SuWaNu among its members. CBAO unify on a voluntary basis 14 associations from the different sectors of agriculture (poultry, beef, pig, rice, and milk).

The main objective is to represent and defend the farmers’ interests both on national and EU level. The main activities of the organization are:

  • Participation in the elaboration of the legislation in the field of agricultural sector (CBAO has seats in the different working groups in the frame work of Rural development program)
  • Dissemination of information about EU and international matters. Organizations of Conferences, trainings, study visits for farmers.
  • Supporting farmers in their economic activity and implementation of the EU agricultural policy.
  • Implementation of different projects concerning the agricultural sector.
  • Facilitation the access of farmers as medium and small enterprises to scientific innovation and promotion of relations with research institutes in the field of agriculture.


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