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July 28, 2021

Farmers to receive support from Germany

The German Federal Minister for Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection, Ilse Aigner claims she opened the way for supporting Romanian farmers to set up German-style machine centers, by providing them with the required know-how, Agerpres reports. To be more precise, the scheme is about a farmer buying a machine, which he then makes available to the other members of his community, under the form of a service provider.
In a meeting last Friday with her Romanian counterpart Valeriu Tabara, Aigner explained that Germany too has various types of farms, from small to very large.

The two ministers also discussed a proposal made by EU Agriculture Commissioner Dacian Ciolos, about providing support to farmers living in mountain regions.

According to Aigner, in Germany agriculture is a secondary, spare-time activity. Referring to this topic, minister Tabara mentioned that a priority for Romania is to stabilise farmers, so it does not lose them. Romanian agricultural authorities are trying to find a way to financially stimulate the long-term tenant farming activity. According to Tabara, it is less relevant how agriculture will be done. The really important thing is to get professionals involved in it.

On the same occasion, Aigner said Germany is very cautious about genetically modified organisms (GMO) – an issue that has been put on debate and will undergo a regulatory process.

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