New subisdies for 2014-2020 in Romania for agriculture

10, 2013, No. 45

The fruit-tree growing sector will benefit of more than 200 million euros via the National Programme for Rural Development (PNDR) 2012-2020, the Minister for Agriculture and Rural Development, Daniel Constantin, said at the recently held INDAGRA fair. ‘The fruit-growing sector, which is very important to us, will receive important funds to be worth more than 200 million euros over 2014-2020. We are discussing right now about the measures that we need to implement and I can tell you with certainty that there won’t be 24 measures anymore, but only 13 measures that we want to apply under the PNDR, with emphasis on young farmers, organic agriculture, modernization of the Romanian villages and also on what will be the new element related to risk management in agriculture’, Daniel Constantin said. While participating at the INDAGRA fair together with the Prime Minister, the Minister of Agriculture specified that Romania is in the process of drafting the new PNDR, hoping that it will be able to submit it to the authorities in Brussels as soon as possible. ’We will try to give smaller amounts to the 860,000 farmers who have between 1 and 5 hectares, to stimulate them to associate and produce not just for subsistence, but for the market too. Those who have more than 5 hectares will receive larger amounts’, Daniel Constantin also said. The National Programme for Rural Development is the document based on which Romania has access to the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development, while observing the European Union's strategy on rural development.