The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MADR) is working on setting up an agency to promote Romanian products on foreign markets under a public-private partnership, Agriculture Minister Daniel Constantin told.
‘We are working on establishing a public-private partnership through which to set up an agency to promote Romanian products in other countries. A public-private partnership in which to have business operators, employees of the Agriculture Ministry, of the agency, paid from public and private funds, to promote Romanian products. For the first time the employees will be paid from, in addition to the state budget, the money obtained from these products,’ said Constantin.
The minister also spoke about a de minimis aid regarding the Romanian genetic material.
‘In the coming period, I think we will have to see how we can come up with a de minimis aid for the Romanian genetic material, in terms of animal breeding and seeds for agriculture. We are still focusing on mass production. We have introduced this year the coupled aid in several sectors, such as animal breeding and bee-keeping. It is an additional aid given from the EU funds, beyond the national aid from the state budget. The condition is that the genetic material should come from the Romanian production, ‘said the agriculture minister.