Fundatia ADEPT participates in Local Farming and Short Food Chains Conference, Brussels, 20 April
On 20 April, DG Agriculture and DG Sanco jointly held a conference dedicated to local farming, small-scale farms and short food chains. Anca Dalmasso, a Târnava Mare producer, was invited to make a presentation, representing the small-scale producers of the Târnava Mare area. Three representatives from Fundația ADEPT were also invited to attend.
The conference was held, with representatives from all EU countries, to examine how the EU can better encourage local farming, small-scale farms and short food chains, when regulations tend to push the production and supply of food towards more intensive methods, losing cultural diversity. This important debate made it clear that the overwhelming opinion of the European public – the tax-payers who pay for the CAP – want traditional farming landscapes and systems to be preserved by the CAP- not destroyed as an unintended consequence of production and supply regulations that favour large scale. For further details see conference reports.
European prize for Fundația ADEPT farm advisory services
EU Agriculture Commissioner Dacian Ciolos presenting Ben Mehedin with first prize for communicating with farmers under the Best CAP Communication Awards competition.
Ben Mehedin explaining Fundatia ADEPT communication activities to participants at the Awards competition in Brussels, 10 December 2012
For further details, please contact Ben Mehedin at Fundatia ADEPT: firstname.lastname@example.org, 0752 264580.
Prince Charles opens model unit for micro-scale food producers
View film of speech given by HRH The Prince of Wales at Saschiz, at the opening of a model food processing Food Barn. This offers a practical solution, and economic future, for small-scale producers who want access to market