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Stefanescu S.L.,Project Management Unit MAKIS CESAR MADR | Steriu S.,National Research and Development Institute for Soil Science | Dumitrascu M.,Project Management Unit MAKIS CESAR MADR
Romanian Agricultural Research | Year: 2012

Delivery of adequate guidance and advice to farmers is one of the key elements for a successful implementation in Romania of the Common Agricultural Policy post-2013 program. After the decentralization of the governmental advisory and extension system, the former network continues to perform as Chambers of Agriculture subordinated to the local public administration of the County Councils, but the organization of the election process for farmers' representation in chambers still lasts. The paper focuses on the outputs of two joint World Bank and Romanian Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development projects aiming, among other objectives, to reform, to back up and strengthen the Romanian agricultural advisory system. Within the frame of the two projects, new actors are emerging on the advisory market: (i) Integrated Agricultural Offices (designed on the model "one stop shop"), established in 4 pilot areas and (ii) Socio-Economic guidance providers established in 15 counties. Source


Stefanescu S.L.,Project Management Unit MAKIS CESAR MADR | Steriu S.,Project Management Unit MAKIS CESAR MADR | Dumitrascu M.,National Research and Development Institute for Soil Science
Romanian Agricultural Research | Year: 2011

Looking to develop the national institutional capacity for implementing the new requirements and to improve the flow of information on EU standards related to production, a joint World Bank and Romanian Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development Project successfully set up Training and Information Centers in the main regions in Romania, as knowledge resource bases for improvement and updating the professional capacity of the research, extension and food safety specialists. Positive effects at farmer level are expected to appear towards the end of the Project, due to receiving up-to date information/advice from the agricultural consultants, better technologies available from the research institutes and improved practices regarding food safety. A strategy document has been developed, aiming to back up the sustainable development of the Centers. The document recommended that the training programs should be addressed in the future also to other target groups. Training and Information Centers would continue to meet the training needs with further expected Governmental employed trainings, applications on EU funded projects as well as training to private sector on fee basis. Source

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