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Cotnari wines win 5 medals at the Vinalies 22nd International Competition

The Cotnari wines have won five medals at the Vinalies 22nd International Competition, which was held in Paris under the patronage of the International Organisation of Vine and Wine (OIV) that took place during February 26 to March 1, 2016, ...

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Romania, still a point of interest for agribusiness investors

The low price of farmland, soil quality and cheap labor are just some of the prerequisites for which Romania continues to be a destination of interest for foreign investors in agribusiness. According to the National Institute of Statistics (INS), out ...

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Ten counties represent 65 pc of Romania’s vineyards

Ten counties in Romania concentrate 65 percent of the total area of grape-bearing vines, zf.ro informs. Constanta tops the counties by area grape-bearing vines, with 7,800 hectares, 4.5 percent of the total nationwide. Romania has about 180,000 hectares filled with ...

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Huge loss for Romanian rural area: EU funds of almost EUR 950 M decommitted

Romania could have achieved many objectives in rural areas, reducing the gap with the European Union, but, according to Agriculture and Rural Development Minister Achim Irimescu, the country has decommitted European funds of EUR 940 million. He explained in the ...

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Romania’s honey exports continue to drop

Romania exported during January 1 – October 31, 2015, 8,992 tonnes of honey amounting to EUR 34.6 million, down by 5.3 percent compared to the same period in 2014 – EUR 34.57 million, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development data ...

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Romania gets European recognition and protection for ‘Sibiu Salami’

‘Sibiu Salami’ has been registered as a product of Protected Geographical Indication (PGI), following the publication by the EU’s Official Journal of the European Commission’s implementing regulations on February 9th, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) states. It ...

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Romania, in top 5 largest cereals producers in the EU

With 22.1 million tonnes, Romania ranks the 5th among the largest producer of cereals in the EU in 2014, being surpassed by France (72.7 mn t) which is still by far the leader, followed by Germany (52.0 mn t), Poland ...

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U.S. agribusiness giant to fully exit crop inputs in Romania

America’s biggest grain trader Cargill will cease selling agricultural products known as crop inputs to farmers in the Central and Eastern Europe region by the end of May 2016. According to a press release on Wednesday, this change will affect ...

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US companies Anholt and Southern Harvest announce new acquisitions in Romania: 2,700 hectares

Anholt Services (USA), Inc. (together with its affiliates and owners, “Anholt”) announced on Thursday that Southern Harvest, LP, a subsidiary of Anholt Investments, Limited, has added approximately 2,700 hectares to its agricultural portfolio in Romania via two separate acquisitions. Combined, ...

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