The Bulgarian National Horticultural Union (BNHU) was established in May 2003 as a non-profit organization. Currently the majority of the members of BNHU are major producers of traditional and non-traditional Bulgarian vegetables. One of the Union’s main objectives is to promote the growth of exports and to enhance competitiveness of Bulgarian fruit, vegetables and flowers on international markets.
In order to achieve its goals, BNHU mediates the establishment of business contacts, informing the members of the Union about the organization of exhibitions and fairs in the country and abroad, and when possible assists them to participate in them and many others.
The Union is involved in the development and preparation of the National Development Strategy for Horticulture in cooperation with the Ministry of Agriculture and Food and Scientific Institutes.
At present, the majority of BNHU members are large and medium-sized producers of traditional and non-traditional vegetables and fruits. About 20% of the members are fruit growers in newly established orchards.The production of the members of the BNHU are cherries, plums, apples, apricots, peaches, pears, quinces, strawberries, grapes, melons, watermelons,tomatoes, cucumbers, gherkins, pepper, salads, cabbage, spinach, asparagus, eggplant, zucchini, peas, lentils, leeks, red beets, potatoes, pumpkins, fruit juices, seedlings, vegetable seedlings.
The Union's active position while working on a strategy significantly facilitates the establishment of the Union in the public domain and its adoption as an official partner of the state and public bodies related to agriculture in the country.
Union’s main goal is to expand exports and reinforce the competitiveness of the Bulgarian-produced fruits, vegetables and flowers in throughout the international markets.