FIRST NRN THEMATIC CONFERENCE
On 29 August 2019, minister Petre DAEA inaugurated the first NRN Thematic Conference "Common Agricultural Policy - Present and future" held at Bucharest by the National Rural Network.
The aim of the conference has been to inform the social partners from domains such as agriculture, rural development and research about Romania's priorities within the new programming period and consulting the public regarding the drafting of the National Strategic Plan 2021-2027.
Minister DAEA presented the steps already taken regarding the new CAP, the results achieved during the 1st Romanian Presidency of the EU Council, the common objectives of CAP as well as the main directions of action taken into consideration for the following programming period.
Furthermore, the representatives of the ministry presented the framework of the CAP National Strategic Plan, as well as financing opportunities regarding environment and climate and financial instruments.
The conference was the first one of a series of four such events being organized this year.
TRAINING REGARDING SUPPORT PROGRAMMES OF SWINE AND POULTRY FARMERS
On the 6th August 2019, at the headquarters of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development was held the last training of the personnel within the directorates of agriculture from Mehedinți, Dolj, Olt, Argeș, Teleorman, Dâmbovița, Giurgiu, Ilfov, Prahova, Ialomița, Călărași, Buzău, Brăila, Tulcea, Constanța, Gorj counties, by the experts of the Directorate of Policies in Livestock - as regards the implementation of the programmes for supporting the swine farmers and the poultry farmers.
During 30 July - 6 August 2019 had been held trainings of the personnel within all the directorate for agriculture in order to ensure a better, more efficient and transparent implementation of the two new programmes.
PROJECTION OF CABBAGE, POTATOES AND OTHER DEMONS
On 31 July Mercato Comunale
hosted the projection of Cabbage, potatoes and other demons
documentary, event presented by Decât o revistă (DoR, Just a magazine) magazine.
On this ocassion, DoR announced the launch of a new column La noi
(At us), an editorial project dedicated to rural areas, agriculture and rural development, but most of all to the Romanian village.
The documentary, directed by Șerban Georgescu, can be considered an analysis regarding the problems faced by the farmers (especially by small farmers/ semi-subsistence farmers), of agriculture before and after 1989, as well as following the joining of the European Union.
Furthermore, the focus of the documentary is on the agricultural case of Lungulețu, but the aspects and problems presented can be considered representatives also at national level.
Also, the movie analyses objectively the grassroot problems
, such as producers' lack of adapting to the market, risks of agriculture by ear
, lack of association between farmers/producers.
Particularly, the movie presents the connection between agriculture, production and socio-economical impact on farmers and rural residents, time and resources invested in agricultural activities and the perception of agriculture as bad business, with delayed results
From a critic yet constructive point, the documentary explains the low presence of Romanian products on market, the importance of
supporting local farmers and the need to rewarding their work.
, as social (and economical) activity is part of the national DNA
and must be understood and appreciated accordingly.
The director declared that the documentary wants to be also a lesson adapted to the current times about agriculture and rural, told to the youth.
Interview with director Șerban Georgescu, in 2017 (RO) here