Over 450 companies from 22 countries participate in the international fair of farming products and equipment, Indagra 2014, that kicked off on Wednesday at Romexpo, alongside other five fairs with related themes and that are also already considered to be traditional in this field.
16+1 Forum, for the first time outside China, in Romania
The People’s Republic of China holds a top priority spot in Romania’s policy of developing relations with Asian countries, Deputy Prime Minister and Agriculture Minister Daniel Constantin stated on Wednesday at the opening of the 9th edition of the 16+1 Forum – China and Central and East European States.
The issues tackled at the Forum, which takes place outside China for the first time, concern food security, climate change and the implementation of sustainable rural development.
“We are honored that it is for the first time that this China and Central and East European States Forum is organized in a European country. Today’s Forum will also be followed by more meetings between businessmen, as part of sessions in the food industry, zootechnics, ecological agriculture and agricultural technology domains.
Romania is hosting at the INDAGRA 2014 Fair – an international fair for agricultural, gardening, winegrowing and zootechnics products and equipment – the 9th edition of the 16+1 Forum – China and Central and East European States, this being the first time when this event is taking place outside China.
Businessmen and delegations from Albania, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Czech Republic, Croatia, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Montenegro, Poland, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Hungary and China are taking part in the forum. Chinese Agriculture Minister Han Changfu is also present alongside his European counterparts.
25 Chinese companies present at Indagra for business meetings
Approximately 25 Chinese companies are present at the 16+1 Forum – China and Central and East European States, an event taking place at the Indagra Fair. The companies will have business meetings with their Romanian partners, Agriculture and Rural Development Minister Daniel Constantin stated on Wednesday.
“I can announce that Minister Han has come to Romania with an extremely important delegation. I believe there are approximately 25 companies that will hold in the second part of the day today (Wednesday – editor’s note) concrete, business-to-business meetings with Romanian producers and I believe we will take another important step in view of materializing these extraordinary relations… We never had a protocol of collaboration with China in what concerns the export of live animals, the export of pork products. Likewise, the framework of cooperation for the export of products such as honey, sheep, both living animals and meat products, has been opened. Not to mention the Romanian wines that are already present in an increasingly higher number in China,” Daniel Constantin stated at the end of his visit at the bio-products fair, where he was accompanied by Chinese Agriculture Minister Han Changfu.
Over 450 companies from 22 countries are present at the Indagra 2014 international fair for agricultural, gardening, winegrowing and zootechnics products and equipment, an event that started on Wednesday at Romexpo alongside five other fairs with complementary themes and with tradition in the domain.
Protocol of collaboration between Agriculture Ministry and Romania’s Chamber of Commerce and Industry
A protocol of collaboration between Romania’s Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCIR) and the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MADR) was signed yesterday at Romexpo. The document stipulates the main directions of joint CCIR and MADR action in order to support the Romanian agricultural sector through programs meant to guarantee the farmers’ access to financing in the 2014-2020 budgetary exercise and to develop entrepreneurship in rural areas. The leaders of the two institutions outlined the importance of the collaboration and support that has to be offered both for the enhancement of agro-food production and the promotion of Romanian agro-food products on as many markets as possible.
by Costantin Radut