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:
SAPARD programmes and attended training sessions in the Limousin region;
Limousin region on methods of animal breeding and introducing their meat to the market;
professional agricultural training;
participants in the seminar;
partners, on agriculture and sheep and cattle breeding in Bacau county and professional training in the field;
from Limousin cattle (beef cattle), and transfer of know-how.
|Award category:||partnership working|
|Sector:||Public administration, modernisation, institutional affairs, reform|
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|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|
|Organisation:||Bacau County Council|
|Level of government:||local level|
|Size of organisation:||>100|
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|EU membership:||EU member|