AGRIFISH COUNCIL OF 15th OCTOBER 2018
Within the public session, the Council discussed a progress report on the work carried out on the proposal for a regulation on CAP strategic plans, which are the cornerstone of the future Common Agricultural Policy after 2020.
Ministers also exchanged views on the issues of simplification and flexibility for member states contained in the proposal, as well as on the new greening architecture proposed by the Commission, its proportionality and the appropriateness of the proposed instruments.
We aim at making the new system successful, effective and sustainable, simpler for farmers and national administrations, forward looking and sustainable in the interest of our citizens and farmers, our food security and the environment. - Elisabeth Köstinger, Austrian federal minister for sustainability and tourism and president of the Council
Furthermore, the Council was then informed about the evolution of African swine fever in Europe. Ministers expressed their preoccupation as to the rapid spread of the disease and reiterated their commitment to enforce relevant EU legislation, as well as the measures listed in the EU ASF strategy in a consistent manner throughout Europe, focusing on cooperation on wild boar management and preparedness.
Press release here
ENRD PHOTO CONTEST ON RURAL NETWORKING
Until the 5th of November, you can send photographs and quotes on rural areas and rural networking within the contest organized by ENRD.
More details here:http://bit.ly/ruralnetworkingcontest
REPORT SHOWS INCOME INCREASE IN EU FARMING SECTOR
The latest farm economics overview, covering the years 2014 and 2015, shows that incomes in the EU farming sector grew. This increase reverses the decline seen in 2013.
Particularly strong growth was seen in the horticultural and wine sectors and for permanent crops (mainly fruit and berry trees, bushes, vines and olive trees). This trend was however not uniform, with the dairy sector showing declining incomes during these two years, as a result of over-production leading to lower prices.
Furthermore, the report highlights the wide variety of farm structures and systems within the EU and the considerable differences between sectors and Member States.
More details and the report
14th MEETING OF LEADER WORK GROUP
During 11-12 October 2018, the National Rural Network organized at Gura Humorului, the 14th meeting of the LEADER Work Group. The main subjects of the Work Group aimed social infrastructure and cooperation within sM 19.3.
Among the subjects discussed were the role of the social infrastructure projects implemented under local development strategies (LDS), as well as the necessity to develop the projects within rural communities.
The event gathered experts from MARD - Managing Authority for NRDP, of the Ministry of Labour and Social Justice, AFIR and representatives of the Local Action Groups.
Full release in Romanian
5th RDP REGIONAL CONFERENCE: WEST REGION
On the 18th of October 2018, Buziaș - Timiș county hosted the 5th RDP Regional Conference, from a series of 8 regional conferences organized within the homonym project under the Information and Publicity Strategy.
Within the event were also presented and debated topics regarding the Future of CAP, namely direct payments, attracting and maintaining young farmers into agriculture, social inclusion, and aspects on local develop through CLLD.
Furthermore, the conference gathered representatives and management of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Managing Authority for NRDP, Paying Agencies, local governance, National Federation of LAGS - including also the Federation of Urban LAGs, Guarantee Funds, complementary programmes and many more.
The conference also included projects developed and carried out by beneficiaries from within the region, who presented the issues they have faced as well as the solutions.
MEETING OF LOCAL ACTION GROUPS FROM THE SOUTH-EAST DEVELOPMENT REGION
On 17th of October took place the meeting of Local Action Groups from the South-East Development Region.
The discussions aimed the LAGs' future activities as well as the financing within the CLLD approach.
A possible solution is the distinct allocation through other operational programmes, alongside the support under EAFRD.
AGROTOURSIM AND ROMANIAN GASTRONOMY CONFERENCE
On 18th of October, at Cluj, took place the Agrotourism and Romanian gastronomy conference, event dedicated to entrepreneurship in rural areas inspired by products and culinary traditions specific to Romanian culture, organized by TMT PR Agency in partnership with AgroTransilvania Cluster.
The event gathered decision makers with agrotourism, rural and gastronomy tourism entrepreneurs.
Topics included aspects such as:
- European models and resources sustaining the diversification of agricultural activities
- National policies for agricultural and rural development
- Supporting the development of rural culinary tourism
- NRDP 2014 – 2020 and measures supporting the diversification of agricultural activitiies
- European context – rural development policies
- Promoting Romanian products at international level
- Quality schemes
- Thematic paths
- Inspiring projects and leaders in rural areas.
WESTERN ROMANIAN (APUSENI) MOUNTAINS WITHIN HORIZON 2025
On 17 October 2018, the University of Agronomic Sciences and Veterinary Medicine of Cluj Napoca held the round table on Western Romanian (Apuseni) mountains within horizon 2025.
The event aimed to catalogue social-economic and cultural challenges of Apuseni mountains within the framework of year 2025, as well as possible solutions at local, regional, national and European level.
Topics discussed within the event aimed:
- Development vision for mountain areas
- Social-economic challenges of Apuseni Mountains
- Pedagogical farm: a solution to reconnect urban with local mountain products
- Sustainable capitalizing of meadows in Apuseni Mountains: case studies
- Perspectives of developing wool sector in mountain areas
- Pilot projects regarding the development of mountain areas
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