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Support for a agricultural development in Bacau county

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The year 2007, when Romania joined the European Union, ushered in a new era in the agricultural economy and rural development of the country. In order to be part of the internal market of the EU, Romania must rapidly adapt its agricultural economy. Although Romania has a very important agricultural capital, this sector has relatively poor productivity and contributes very little to the economic development of the country. Romanian agriculture is characterised by an excessive land division and a lack of modern equipment, with the result that agricultural producers cannot exploit the land efficiently. This situation was intended to be solved by a policy of mapping all agricultural land and encouraging peasants to transform their facilities into family agricultural farms.

Within this context, the project ‘Support for agricultural development in Bacau County’ was launched with the aim of supporting Bacau County in modernising the agricultural and animal breeding sectors and creating a favourable institutional environment in order to achieve sustainable development in these sectors. The main objective is to promote a partnership between Bacau county and the Limousin region of France, with a view to developing new mechanisms and ways of supporting the definition and implementation of agricultural and rural development policies for Bacau county. In this regard, the following activities were undertaken: an evaluation mission to assess the agricultural land in Bacau county, training of specialists in agriculture in the Limousin region, a training session in the Limousin region for farmers in Bacau county, an evaluation mission for methodological support in order to draft the agricultural professional training plan in Bacau county, a mission to implement a development instrument in Bacau county suitable for sheep and cattle breeding, and seminars on agricultural professional training.

The implementation of the project took 20 months (15.03.2007 - 15.11.2008) and the following results were achieved:

  • A report on specific solutions for improving the existing pastures;
  • 12 farmers from Bacau county benefited from ‘The farmer’ and

SAPARD programmes and attended training sessions in the Limousin region;

  • Eight agricultural specialists participated in training sessions in the

Limousin region on methods of animal breeding and introducing their meat to the market;

  • 52 agricultural trainers and consultants attended the seminar on

professional agricultural training;

  • 52 evaluation and assessment records of the satisfaction of the

participants in the seminar;

  • 20 media releases: press releases, articles, interviews, news, reports;
  • Six press conferences;
  • one seminar on agricultural professional training that took place in

Bacau;

  • three evaluation missions in Bacau county, carried out by French

partners, on agriculture and sheep and cattle breeding in Bacau county and professional training in the field;

  • Two sessions of professional formation in Limousin region;
  • 500 Mestizo animals in Bacau county, as a result of artificial insemination

from Limousin cattle (beef cattle), and transfer of know-how.

Award info
Award category: partnership working
Award type: submission
Award year: 2009
Project type
Sector: Public administration, modernisation, institutional affairs, reform
Type of activity:
Keywords: Agriculture, animal breeding, know-how, experience, training, good-practices, competences, modern technologies, communication, multipliable, farmer, valuation
Short English description: The main objective is to promote a partnership between Bacau county and the Limousin region of France with a view to developing new mechanisms and ways of supporting the definition and implementation of agricultural and rural development policies for Bacau county
Further information
Organisation: Bacau County Council
Other applicants:
Homepage:
Level of government: local level
Size of organisation: >100
Number of people involved:
Country: Romania
EU membership: EU member
Language code: en
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Support for a agricultural development in Bacau county (46.25884° N, 26.7695028° E)
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