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Information: Govern defends the interests of Azorean farmers in Brussels
The Regional Secretary for Agriculture and Forestry met with European Commissioner of Agriculture on Monday to analyze the main issues related to regional agriculture. At the meeting held in Brussels, Noé Rodrigues had the opportunity to discuss with Dacian Ciolos, issues related to the dismantling of the milk quota system, starting in the 2014/2015 campaign. The Regional Secretary was ple... more >>

Information: Government reinforces quality of regional wine production
The Government of the Azores will continue to support the Regional Wine Commission of the Azores (CVR) to improve its action in the certification of wines by “adapting the entire legal structure that regulates the activity in the Region.”This statement was made by the Regional Secretary for Agriculture and Forestry at the inauguration ceremony of new president of the CVR Açores, w... more >>

Information: Government subsidises Wine Commission of the Azores
The Azorean Government has granted the Azorean Wine Commission a financial support, the amount being of 46,000, to “reinforce their technical assistance skills, with special emphasis in the area of promotion and dissemination. With this subsidisation, allocated by an ordinance of the regional Secretary for Agriculture and Forestry, the Governments intends to strengthen the support to that ... more >>

Information: Brucellosis continues to decrease in the Azores
Bovine brucellosis presented the lowest value ever in the Azores in the end of 2009, lowering to 0.2 percent, which maintained the lowering trend that has been prevailing since in the second half of the previous year. It is the lowest value regarding its incidence rate since the time when the disease was first known on the islands. The Plan for the Eradication of Bovine Brucellosis, implemented b... more >>

Information: Government speeds up payment of support to farmers
The Regional Secretary for Agriculture and Forestry has submitted the calendars regarding the payment of support to producers, under the POSEI programme, to the Agricultural Federation of the Azores. The payments will be made until June 30, 2010. During the meeting that was held in Ponta Delgada on Thursday, Noé Rodrigues also disseminated the amount of the support awarded to the sector until... more >>

Information: Government committed to improve diversification of agriculture
The Government of the Azores continues to be a committed partner, increasing the quantity and the quality of fruit production in the Azores. During the closing ceremony of the apple campaign undertaken by the Fruter Cooperative, the Regional Secretary for Agriculture and Forestry stresses the increase of 21 percent of fruit production in recent years, which “demonstrates the effort of prod... more >>

Information: Government reinforces Azores position by maintaining milk quota system
The Regional secretary for Agriculture and Forestry reiterated in Horta today that the position of the Azores by maintaining the milk quota system, not only in the Region but also across Europe. Speaking on the occasion of the Regional Council of Agriculture, Forestry and Rural Development, which held on the island of Faial, Noé Rodrigues said the Region's position regarding this issue has ... more >>

Information: Milk production doubled on Flores Island
Analysing the major investment projects that are being undertaken on the island for the Agriculture sector and the local farmers’ demands were some of the goals of a series of meetings held on Tuesday by the Regional Secretary for Agriculture and Forestry with the associations representing the sector on the island. According to Noé Rodrigues, these meetings “were intended to ass... more >>

Information: Government displeased with measures proposed by the European Union for dairy sector
The Regional Secretary for Agriculture and Forestry was not satisfied with the outcome of the meeting of the EU Council of Ministers of Agriculture and Fisheries which took place in Luxembourg. For Noé Rodrigues, the amount of 208 millions proposed by the EU Commission to tackle the difficulties of the dairy sector “is derisory and will not solve any problem.”According the Regio... more >>

Information: Agricultural Sector attractive for youngsters
The number of young farmers has already overcome the 30 percent of the Azorean labour force, a figure much higher than that registered in Madeira and in Mainland Portugal, thus demonstrating that Azorean youngsters are increasingly interested in farming.The revelation was made by the Regional Secretary for Agriculture and Forestry at a meeting with the professionals of the agricultural sector on S... more >>

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