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10 Dec 2013: ADEPT wins CAP Communication Award with SMSFamily Farms project

"Telling the Story" conference, Brussels 9-10 December 2013.

The 2013 Common Agricultural Policy Communication Awards recognize achievements in the categories 'Communication to Stakeholders', Communication to the Public and Innovative Communication. 1st Prize for Innovative Communication was awarded to the SMSFF project of Fundatia ADEPT Transilvania.

The project presented by Fundatia ADEPT Transilvania was developed with communication specialists KAMA System Ltd, and supported by Fundatia Orange and by the Swiss Romanian Cooperation Fund.

You can download the Press Release:
ADEPT Press Release - CAP Communication Award.pdf (Romanian version)


Objective: improving access to CAP opportunities by Romania’s small-scale farmers though simple SMS information messages
Target audience: the 1.2 million small-scale farmers in Romania with farms between 1-10 ha, most of whom have no internet access
Creativity: raw information, often hard to understand, is distilled into short and relevant messages. Continu- ous updates, not one-off as in meetings/workshops. Can be used in future for two-way communications
Innovation: using intelligent interface between database and SMS so that relevant information can be sent to thousands of farmers immediately
Impact: improved access by small-scale farmers to Rural Development measures, improving economic viability
Relevance to the CAP: family farms better supported, the CAP reaches its target on a continuous basis
Capacity to be replicated: as easy to send targeted information to 100,000 farmers as to 100 farmers, owing to the intelligent system



09.12.2013

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2013: top EU prize for communications won again in Brussels by Fundatia ADEPT 

9 December 2013, Brussels. For the second year in succession, Fundația ADEPT won a top EU prize for innovative communication with small-scale farmers, with its SMS Family Farms project. The project was developed with communication specialists KAMA System Ltd, and supported by Fundatia Orange and by the Swiss Romanian Cooperation Fund.

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Get ADEPT Press Release CAPCA.pdf [RO]
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2012: top EU prize for communication CAP Communication Awards


EU Agriculture Commissioner Dacian Ciolos presenting Ben Mehedin with first prize for communicating with farmers under the Best CAP Communication Awards competition.

Sponsorul Oficial - Fundația Orange România