UAE’s Al Dahra, the owner of Agricost and its concession of the Big Island of Braila – Europe’s largest consolidated farm -, plans to invest another USD 500 million in Romania in the next five years, in various sectors.
Bio Farm Crucea is a small medium producer of organic commodities such as grain, sunflowers, soyabeans and corn. We are an active player in the area of the so-called “Green” agriculture by using certified seeds and natural fertilizers only, by following strict rotation protocols and by respecting our ultimate biggest shareholder: the nature!
Organic certification addresses a growing worldwide demand for organic food. It is intended to assure quality, to prevent frauds, and to promote commerce. For organic producers, certification identifies suppliers of products approved for use in certified operations. For consumers, “certified organic” serves as a product assurance. Certification is essentially aimed at regulating and facilitating the sale of organic products to consumers. Bio Farm Crucea is certified by BIOS Romanian Branch (www.certbios.it), which is one of the biggest organic certification agent in Europe, and regularly monitored by local authorities (APIA), and Direction of Agriculture offices in Constanta.
Romania has received a loan of EUR 450 million from the European Investment Bank (EIB), via the Rural Development Program. The announcement was made by the institution on Monday September 16th, in Luxembourg.
Romania is among the few countries in the European Union to post “excellent” maize crop this year, as production in many regions is affected by hot and dry weather over the summer, while poor quality offsets Romania’s large wheat output, according to French consultant Consultancy Strategie Grains, cited by Reuters.
For the first time in recent history, Romania had a harvest of wheat with over 10.2 million tonnes, according to the Prime Minister Viorica Dancila. She mention this at the beginning of the Government meeting on Wednesday and said that is due to the measures of support for farmers.
he European Commission is considering awarding a higher level of advances for direct payments to Romanian farmers, from 50 to 70 percent, as well as for certain rural development measures in Romania, from 75 to 85 percent, according to a statement by the Agriculture and Rural Development Ministry (MADR).
Agricultural land in Romania is the cheapest in Europe, according to an Eurostat report. Thus, at the level of 2016, the average price of one hectare of agricultural land was EUR 1,958, while the average in the Netherlands was over 31 times higher, amounting to EUR 63,000 euros. But, things are getting better.
Eurostat, the statistics office of the European Union, shows that one third of EU’s farms were located in Romania in 2016, while another third being found in Poland, 14 percent, Italy, 10 percent in 2013, and Spain with 9 percent.
Romania has 1.67 percent of its total utilized agricultural area (UAA) under organic farming, while the average in the European Union stands at 6.69 percent, according to Eurostat, the statistics office of the EU.
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