Organic Romania – Sibiu, November 22 – 23 2010

Organic Romania - International Meeting on Organic Food, Non-Food and Commodities in Sibiu, Romania 22-23 November 2010 Organic Romania is a high professional meeting for traders, processors, famers and organisations who work with organic food, non-food and commodities. Focussing on the Romanian domestic market and its sustainable development as well as on organic import and export markets participants from Romania and from other European countries will take part. The event took place in the beautiful city of Sibiu, which is very much in the middle of Romania and which was the Culture Capitel of Europe in 2007. The languages of the event - Romanian and English. More details: http://ekoconnect.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=97&Itemid=110&lang=english ...
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Organic farmers get green light for feeble financial support

Via:http://www.business-review.ro Romania’s intensive agriculture is still performing below capacity, but ironically enough it is exactly this weakness that makes it a good candidate for organic farming. Up until 2010 there was little financial aid from the state and no European subsidies but from 2011 the authorities have promised a change. Simona Bazavan Romanian agriculture to date is a story of lost opportunity. The country has an arable land capacity of approximately 9.4 million ha, 40 percent of which, if not more, is languishing unused. More than 60 percent of the used arable land is divided up into small plots owned by individuals, making intensive farming difficult. And to give a glimpse of productivity, the lack of investment led local agriculture to generate only 5.8 percent of the GDP last year, despite employing 20 percent of Romania’s total workforce. But it’s not all bad news, as some of these failings are valuable assets...
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