EC approves Romania’s EUR 14.9 bln plan for agriculture and rural development

On December 7 2022, the European Commission (EC) approved the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) Strategic Plans of Romania and Bulgaria. The two Plans represent a total EU budget of EUR 20.5 bln, with EUR 5.6 bln for Bulgaria and EUR 14.9 bln for Romania.

Out of the total EU budget for these two countries, more than EUR 5.6 bln will be dedicated to environmental and climate objectives and eco-schemes, and EUR 436 mln to young farmers.

The Common Agricultural Policy – CAP will benefit from EUR 270 bln of EU funding for the 2023-27 period.

Romania’s Plan also includes EUR 1.1 bln allocated to investments in farms and processing units. Among other things, this will support the development of renewable energy sources and increase the value added to agricultural products. Farms of less than 50 hectares will also receive an additional redistributive payment, and 12,000 jobs will be created in rural Romania.

Join the big eco friendly environment of ECO ORGANIC AGRICULTURE! want to convert into organic? are you a small, medium or big farm in Dobrogea? call us or send us an email: we will help you to join the big family of ORGANIC FARMS!!!!!!!!

dan.ursulica@biofarmcrucea.ro

January 2023

SARBATORI FERICITE 2022-2023

From all our team to all our clients & suppliers, we wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2023.

Our offices will be closed from December 19th 2022, till January 8th 2023 (included).

Stay Home Stay Safe and enjoy your warm homes.

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Farming’s got talent! Vocational education and training for agriculture in transition

Training and workshops from EUROPEAN UNION

This event will bring together teachers, students, training providers and other EU and national level actors to highlight the role vocational education and training (VET) can play in creating a farming sector that is ready for the green and digital transition.

This event will be streamed online. You can follow the event live via this link.

Interaction with participants attending in person and online will be done on Sli.do – register using the code #FarmingSkills

Practical information

When

Thursday 24 November 2022, 09:40 CET – Thursday 24 November 2022, 17:10 CET

Where

Charlemagne Building

Rue de la Loi 170, 1040 Brussels, Belgium Livestream

Starts on Thursday 24 November 2022, 09:10 CET

Who should attend

Vocational education and training providers particualry agricultural schools (students, teachers), advisers, farmers, researchers, EU organisations, national authorities in charge of agriculture and education, EC services and agenciesLanguagesCroatian, English, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, SpanishOrganisersDirectorate-General for Agriculture and Rural Development

Vocational education and training (VET) are key to develop the skills and competences that EU farmers need to succeed in a world shaped by rapid technological changes, digitalisation and global sustainability challenges. 

By exchanging inspiring practices and experiences among teachers, students, training providers and other EU and national actors the event wants to highlight the role of vocational education and training (VET) to enable an attractive farming sector ready for the twin green & digital transition, and identify priorities and successful approaches for the development of the right skill set.

The event has three main objectives:

1. Identify the changes in skills needed in the EU farming sector to address the challenges brought forward by the twin green and digital transition.

2. Share successful experiences of vocational education and training (VET) for sustainable, digital-ready and resilient farming in the EU, and identify challenges and possible ways forward.

3. Explore available tools to support high quality VET programmes and promote collaboration and synergies to deliver them.

Raw Organic “Bio Farm Crucea” Sunflower honey 2022

In cooperation with Stupina Ivan, Bio Far Crucea proudly announce the production of its first raw organic sunflower honey, which consist of above 45% organic sunflower pollen.

This honey, which has been created by bees who have primarily collected the nectar from our beatiful sunflower fields in July this year, is defined by its:

  • High level of glucose and fructose, low glucose/fructose ratio & low level of sucrose.
  • Bright, yellowish colour of a medium intensity.
  • A medium sweetness, strong acidity and short aftertaste. The flavour is said to be fresh at taste.

Raw organic sunflower honey is rarely sold on supermarkets and big food stores, because it is difficult to be produced and needs an extensive plot of organic sunflower land around.

This bio superfood has several benefits for humans:

  • It is antiseptic.
  • It is used to cure sore throats, colds, influenza.
  • It is great for kidneys, lungs and intestines.
  • It strengthens heart & blood vessels.
  • It is a quick source of energy and can easily substitute sugar.
  • It is antibacterial.
  • Finally it encourages hair growth.

Our agricultural land borders with the Romanian National Reserve of Dealul Allah Bahir and its beautiful incontaminated hills. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Axoxsz3EZcs

If you want to buy some, please contact us: info@biofarmcrucea.ro

Romanians spend over 50 times less on organic food than EU average

Romanians spend on average EUR 2 per year on organic products, whereas the average European pays EUR 102 in the same time span.

The domestic market for organic products could grow if the Government would provide them in hospitals, schools, and universities, said Diego Canga Fano and Henri Delanghe, officials from the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural Development (DG AGRI) in an interview with Agerpres.

The two are in Romania to aid the government to develop a plan for eco-friendly agriculture. According to them, the EU wants demand and supply in the sector to blend with long-term sustainability, a combination that is to be encouraged with funds from the recovery and resilience plan.“The target is for 25% of the total EU agricultural area to be organically cultivated by 2030. Only 3.5% of the agricultural area in Romania is organically cultivated right now,” Fano said. “Romania is the first country we visit. We came especially to Romania, given the importance of the country, to increase the area allocated to organic farming,” he added.

“The target is for 25% of the total EU agricultural area to be organically cultivated by 2030. Only 3.5% of the agricultural area in Romania is organically cultivated right now,” Fano said. “Romania is the first country we visit. We came especially to Romania, given the importance of the country, to increase the area allocated to organic farming,” he added.

Source: Romania Insider September 2022

We buy organic – Cumparam bio 2022

Our Company Operating Officer Mr. Dan Ursulica (dan.ursulica@biofarmcrucea.ro), is in charge for trading department operations with local bio farmers and organic producers in general.

We encourage any local farmer in the area of Constanta, Tulcea, Ialomita, Braila and Galati to contact us: we are a very solid and reliable partner: we buy your products!

BIO FARM CRUCEA SRL

Bio Farm Crucea heads to Record Profit on booming agriculture market

The strong results at Bio Farm Crucea echo a trend across the entire agriculture and commodity trading industries worldwide, which have profited from volatile markets over the last year. The company’s new investment and the latest staff restructuring allowed the company to spread its economic figures and efficiency.

We have just terminated a very complicated agricultural season – says Mircea Ilisia (Farm’s Engineer) – but weather conditions and precipitations backed us up and helped us achieving important results“.

The company is ready for the next challenges and will buy new tractors, new equipments and new machineries to support the important growth in numbers, which has been forecasted by its investors.

An important role has been played by trading: as from last year, Bio Farm Crucea has started to become a local reference for all good organic farmers who want to convert to bio and sell their products at higher prices than conventional.

Mr. Dan Ursulica (dan.ursulica@biofarmcrucea.ro), is the trading manager and General Supervisor of all trading operations with local bio farmers and organic producers in general.

We encourage any local farmer in the area of Constanta, Tulcea, Ialomita, Braila and Galati to contact us: we are a very solid and reliable partner” confirms Mr. Ursulica.

Bio Farm Crucea – November 2021

USDA: Romania’s wheat crop to rise by 58% in 2021

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) revised its estimate for Romania’s wheat production by an additional 300,000 tonnes to 9.5 million tons, 58% above 2020 – a year with negative records for most crops in the country.

According to USDA, however, this year’s crop will still lag 500,000 tonnes below the ten mln tonnes threshold reached in 2017, 2018, and 2019.

“Romania, where most of the country continues to receive favorable rainfall, especially in the southeast where there are the largest productions will produce 0.3 mln tonnes more [than previously estimnated] up to 9,5 mln tonnes. Similarly, Bulgaria benefited from above-average rainfall, with its estimated production revised up 0.2 mln tonnes to 6.1 mln tonnes,” the USDA report, quoted by Economica.net, said.

According to the forecasts of the European Commission’s latest report from June 26, Romanian farmers would harvest 9.7 mln tonnes out of the 2,100 hectares cultivated.

Thus, Romania would be ahead of Poland in the ranking of the largest wheat producers in the EU, ranking third after France (36.2 mln tonnes according to the European Commission and 38 mln tonnes according to USDA) and Germany (22.5 mln tonnes).

The estimated production of the European Commission for Poland is 9.5 mln tonnes, while the USDA estimates that Polish farmers will achieve 11.7 mln tonnes.

From www.romania-insider.com – July 2021