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Newsletter NRN Romania no. 9/2019 (39)
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INDEX                                                                 NEWSLETTER SEPTEMBER 2019
LATEST INFO

INTERNATIONAL EVENTS

NATIONAL EVENTS
LATEST INFO
  CALLS FOR PROJECTS ON sM 19.3 COMPONENTS A and B

Until 31 January 2020, takes place the calls for projects on submeasure 19.3 components A and B.
The Applicants' Guides for sM 19.3 A and B are published on the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development's website, within the Rural Development section: https://www.madr.ro/axa-leader/leader-2014-2020.html

OPEN CALLS FOR PROJECTS
  • Up to 30 November 2019 takes place the call for projects on sM 17.1;
  • Until 13 December is open the call for projects on sM 8.1;
  • On 31 December ends the call for projects on sM 4.2 GBER DE MINIMIS;
  • Also on the 31 December closes the call for projects on sM 6.3;
  • On 31 January 2020, closes the call for projects on sub-measure 4.2a;
  • Also on 31 January end the calls for projects on sM 19.3 components A and B.

   EIP AGRI NEWSLETTER EDITION IN ROMANIAN

On NRN's website -  rndr.ro - PEI AGRI section, as well as on the EIP AGRI website eip-agri – newsletter section, has been published the latest edition of the EIP Agri newsletter (73), translated into Romanian.

Among the topics of this edition:
  • Non-chemical alternatives for combatting weeds
  • Ensuring secure food and nutrition supply
  • IoF2020 webinars on IoT
and many other interesting topics! Newsletter editions can be found here .
INTERNATIONAL EVENTS
   AGRIFISH COUNCIL INFORMAL MEETING

During 23-24 September, at Helsinki took place the Informal meeting of the AgriFish Council.
EU agriculture ministers discussed soil carbon sequestration as a climate action in agriculture. The discussion focused on supporting carbon sequestration through the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy.

Soil carbon sequestration on agricultural land is one of the key means of mitigating climate change. Good farming techniques can help agricultural land absorb more carbon from the atmosphere, and these techniques can be supported through the CAP.
In addition to mitigating climate change, the accumulation of soil carbon improves soil structure and quality, which helps agriculture adapt to climate change. Soil that is in good condition is also more productive and brings economic benefits to farmers  said  minister Leppä.

According to the ministers, the CAP provides sufficient capacity to increase carbon sequestration, but funding for agricultural policy must be secured. The debate highlighted the need to consider local and regional special needs.
Grasslands, crop rotation, reduced tillage, direct sowing, afforestation and agro-forestry were highlighted as concrete actions in a number of speeches.

The CAP reform is an opportunity for member states to support soil carbon sequestration and other environmental measures in agriculture through national support measures.

In addition, the reform includes mandatory requirements for all member states to promote, for instance, good soil condition and the preservation of soil carbon stocks.


The Informal Meeting of Ministers for Agriculture was the last of the six informal meetings of ministers held in Helsinki during Finland’s Presidency of the Council of the EU.
Source and details here.

  MEETING OF THE BIOECONOMY AND CLIMATE ACTION IN RURAL AREAS

On 25 September, at Brussels was held the first meeting of the Thematic Workgroup Bioeconomy and climate action in rural areas.

The event is the first in a series addressing also the climate changes and actions, organized by the European Network for Rural Development (ENRD) starting this year.

Within the meeting were analyzed the methods regarding the insertion of bioeconomy in the CAP National Strategic Plans, as well as identifying rural areas with potential to produce climate outcomes  and decreasing the negative impact of climate changes including through farmers' involvement.

On 1st June 2018, the European Commission announced its proposals regarding CAP and the programming period 2021-2027, within which was foreseen  that at least 30% from each national budget for Rural Development , should be directed to environment and climate measures.Furthermore was estimated that 40% of the overall CAP budget will contribute to climate actions.

At this moment, it is being drafted the European Strategy for bioeconomy and on impact of natural resources management, decreasing dependency on non-renewable resources, research, innovation and setting up jobs within this domain.
More details about the event can be found here.
Communication on A sustainable bioeconomy for Europe

15th MEETING OF NATIONAL RURAL NETWORKS

During 19-20 September, at Poitiers - France, took place the 15th NRNs' Meeting, co-organized by ENRD and French National Rural Network.

Within the event were analyzed and debated the role and contribution of national rural networks and support units to implementing and improving the Common Agricultural Policy and rural development also within the approaching programming period.

National Rural Networks represent the added value and ensure the transfer of knowledge regarding the rural economy, research, and are bridges in Member States between public authorities and civil society.
More info here .
NATIONAL EVENTS
  THEMATIC WORKGROUP ON ENVIRONMENT, CLIMATE AND MOUNTAINOUS AREAS

During 23-25 September, at Timișoara, took place the first meeting of the Thematic Workgroup on Environment, climate and mountainous areas within which were discussed aspects such as financing sources, legislative framework, environmental and climate issues, as well as aspects specific to mountain areas or adapting rural economy concepts from within the topics.

Furthermore, within the discussions were analyzed aspects such as updating the existing legislative framework, the need of mapping the rural areas, vocational training on environment and climate and ways of involving farmers (including through smartphone applications).

Thematic Workgroups (TWs) are specific networking events, contributing to encouraging the dialogue between public, local authorities and social - economical partners. TWs are set up by the coordinators chosen within the NRN's Steering Committee and partners involved in agriculture and rural development.

THEMATIC WORKGROUP ON ASSOCIATION, COOPERATIVES AND CHAMBERS OF AGRICULTURE

During 18-20 September , at Bucharest was held the first meeting of the Thematic Workgroup on Association, cooperatives and Chambers of Agriculture. Within the event  were discussed themes of interest such as  encouraging and setting up associative structures, involving  farmers and documenting the current status of association among farmers, as well as future perspective.

Proposals aimed improving the current legislative and financial  framework and the context of the CAP National Strategic Plan, out of which we mention: setting up a national registry of cooperatives, advisory services adapted for associative structures and cooperatives, LAGs and agricultural cooperatives taking up functions of Chambers of Agriculture, updating info and multiplying information.
THEMATIC CONFERENCE ON COMMON AGRICULTURAL POLICY - MOUNTAINOUS PRODUCT

During 11-12 September, Sibiu hosted the Thematic Conference on Common Agricultural Policy and the mountainous products, organised by the Network support Unit .

The event aimed at informing social and econmical partners, public and local authorities, civil society and social inclusion organisations regarding the national  priorities to be comprised within the National Strategic Plan and  debating the CAP as well as the status of drafting the programmatic documents corresponding to the 2021-2027 period.

OTHER NEWSLETTERS
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29-30 October 2019
EIP-AGRI Workshop "Small is smart" - Innovative solutions for small agricultural and forestry holdings
Bucharest - Romania
details here...
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30 October -3 November 2019
Indagra International Fair
Bucharest-Romania

details here...
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