The project included the following activities: promo materials, nine seminars, field visits, information point at 22 temporary markets, an information stall at Apulum Agraria Fair, the Conference ‘Not for farmers but with them – ways of approach of CAP in Romania’, an audio-visual production ’Alba rural – another way of farming’. The nine seminars dealt with carrying out the agricultural activities according to European rules, meaning application of CAP in the specific branches of Alba County agriculture. The theoretical approach was completed by examples of good practices from Alba County, Romania and/or the European Union, presented by experts. Seven of the nine seminars were followed by field visits to local farms that meet European standards in order to promote the European model of agriculture that reach closer to the farmers. The information point at the 22 temporary markets from every Friday organised in the June-October 2010 period in Alba Iulia was the framework where information on the CAP and its application in specific branches of Alba County agriculture were disseminated to the farmers and also to the general public. The specialists from Alba County Directorate for Agriculture, Agency of Payments and Interventions in Agriculture and Alba County Chamber of Agriculture, offered consultancy on specific agricultural problems. Leaflets with general information on the CAP and folders with information on the CAP in specific branches of Alba county agriculture were distributed to the buyers and farmer sellers.
The information stall at Apulum Agraria Fair, on 18-19 September 2010, allowed the representatives from Office for Payments for Rural Development and Fishing in Alba County, Agency of Payments and Interventions in Agriculture and one of the public relations assistants from the management team, to inform the visitors and exhibitors about the opportunities that CAP offers in the field of direct payments and rural development. The Conference ’Not for farmers but with them – ways of approach of CAP in Romania’, concluded on the application of the CAP in Alba County, on the challenges ahead of farmers and other relevant stakeholders in order to ensure a sustainable agriculture, on the farmers’ role in the sustainable development of rural areas. On this occasion the audio-visual production ‘Alba rural – another way of farming that includes good practice models of implementing CAP in Alba County’, was presented focusing on the development prospects in specific branches of Alba County agriculture. At the conference brochures were distributed that include the most frequent questions and answers on the CAP, previously identified in the seminars conducted in the project.
Through this project farmers achieved required standards and acquired experience in the practice of the European model of agriculture, while having opportunities for contacts between farmers and acquiring new knowledge about the used technologies, modern machinery and equipment, farm management, etc. The fact of working mainly with professional associations guarantees the multiplier effect of information.
|Award category:||smart public service delivery|
|Sector:||Public administration, modernisation, institutional affairs, reform|
|Type of activity:|
|Keywords:||Public service delivery, cold economic climate, good practices, sustainability|
|Short English description:||Through this project farmers achieved required standards and acquired experience in the practice of the European model of agriculture, while having opportunities for contacts between farmers and acquiring new knowledge about the used technologies, modern machinery and equipment, farm management, etc.|
|Organisation:||Alba County Council|
|Level of government:||local level|
|Size of organisation:||>100|
|Number of people involved:||6-10|
|EU membership:||EU member|