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February 25, 2021

Promising outlook for bio-farming

organised at the ‘Dimitrie Gusti’National Village Museum inBucharest on Saturday,Agriculture and RuralDevelopment Secretary of StateDaniel Botanoiu stressed thatbio-farming had a promisingfuture in Romania, noting thatecological agriculture export hadreached EUR 60 M in 2013, upfrom EUR 1.5 M in 2010, withexports however relying on rawmaterials most.‘’The next National RuralDevelopment Programme 2014-2020 nonetheless includes instrumentsdesigned to integrate productionand add value per product.We are happy that the numberof operators in the system hasgrown from 3,000 to 15,000 andthat we have grown from 3,000to 30,000 hectares with biocrops.(…) However, I believe thatthere is still a lot to be done forimproving the environment andsupport measures in order for usto have a competitive bio-agriculture,to have bio-produce on theRomanian market first and thenon the European and internationalmarket’, the Agriculture officialalso noted.

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