The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development of the Slovak Republic, Ing. Ján Mičovský CSc., accepted meeting with the managing director of the PeaceBread Association, Berlin, Dr. Gibfried Schenk, for a conversation about the further development of the international PeaceBread project.
In addition to the Minister were present at the meeting Mr. Martin Nevolný, Director General of the Agricultural Section, Mr. Boris Zemko, Director of the Foreign Coordination Department, Mrs. Zuzana Nouzovská, General Director of the National Agricultural and Food Centre, the long-standing Slovak PeaceBread Partner and Mr. Marián Glovaťák, representative of the Young Farmers Association of Slovakia.
Minister Ján Mičovský emphasized the extraordinary importance of European agriculture for the peaceful overcoming of the division of Europe after the fall of the Berlin Wall. Both sides recalled the peaceful revolution in the Central and Southern European countries, which together support the PeaceBread project. Even in times of the Covid 19 pandemic, modern European agriculture has proven itself as the basis for a stable, healthy and varied food production for the population, and also as a supplier of energy and raw materials.
Minister Mičovský confirmed the holding of the annual conference “Peace and Agriculture” in the capital of the Slovak Republic, Bratislava, in 2023.
Dr. Schenk thanked for the detailed, interesting and important discussion for the international PeaceBread project.
Bratislava, August 18, 2020.