Romania can once again become Europe’s breadbasket in a few years, considering the production of maize, wheat and sunflower registered lately, production levels that place our country among the top places in the European Union, Cristian Socol, the Prime Minister’s aide, claims.
“Romania has been on second place in the EU when it comes to the production of maize, for the past three years, and on fifth place when it comes to the production of wheat in the EU. It is estimated that it will be the third-largest exporter of wheat in the EU, behind France and Germany, with exports estimated at four million tons. In 2013 Romania registered the highest export rate in the EU (exported quantity/produced quantity) – 57.5 per cent. Moreover, we are on the first place in the EU when it comes to the production of sunflower,” reads a press statement remitted by Cristian Socol to AGERPRES on Tuesday.
The Prime Minister’s aide also listed some of the elements that might secure for Romania a powerful growth potential in agriculture.
“Romania has a strong output growth potential thanks to the fertile soil, technology and know-how, including through investments done by foreign companies that own a part of the farms; higher subsidies from European funds and from the national budget in the following years; the restoration of irrigation systems; higher rural development funds; raised potential for bio and organic agriculture etc.,” Cristian Socol pointed out.