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Eurostat: Romania, third in the EU by number of sheep

Having about 9.8 million sheep in 2017, Romania ranks third in the European Union by sheep flocks, being overtaken only by the UK with 24.5 million heads and Spain with 15.9 million sheep, the figures released by Eurostat on Monday ...

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Deficit of about EUR 9 bn on the PNDR 2014-2020

Romania has a deficit of about EUR 9 billion on the National Rural Development Programme (PNDR) 2014-2020, according to Adrian-Ionut Chesnoiu, General Director of the Romanian Agency for Financing Rural Investments (AFIR). He argues that there is “a very big ...

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Romania, the country with the cheapest arable land in EU

On average, the Netherlands recorded the most expensive purchase price of one hectare of arable land in the EU in 2016 (EUR 63,000), while the cheapest price was in Romania, with a hectare costing an average EUR 1,958 in 2016. ...

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A failed transaction on the Romanian land market. FirstFarms and AP Pension stopped the negotiations

FirstFarms, a company owned by Danish investors with land plots in Romania, Slovakia and Hungary, has interrupted the partnership with AP Pension, an occupational pension company in Denmark, which would have led to massive investments in the arable land market ...

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Over 1,000 tons of Romanian wool sent to export

Over 1,500 tons of wool was collected since the sheep shearing season began in Sibiu and Constanta counties, following the wool trade support program, a press release of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MADR) informs. Of these, 1,100 ...

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Romania’s largest agricultural producer, coveted by Al Dahra

Agricost Braila, Romania’s largest agricultural producer, is almost to be bought by Abu Dhabi-based Al Dahra group, owned by Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan. According to market sources quoted by zf.ro, the transaction value would be over EUR 200 ...

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Romania, EU’s biggest bread consumer, posts the lowest bakery price

Romania has the lowest bread price in the EU, more exactly half the community average of 28 Member States, zf.ro informs, using Eurostat data. At the bottom of the list, Romania is next to the other countries in the region, ...

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Romania to reach a EU funds absorption rate of over 50 pc via PNDR 2020

Agriculture Minister Petre Daea announced that Romania will reach this year at a European absorption rate of over 50 percent through the National Rural Development Programme (PNDR) 2020, and the amount could exceed EUR 4.1 billion. According to him, the ...

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RON 180 M to support Romanian tomato programme

Romanian farmers willing to cultivate tomatoes in protected areas will receive from the local authorities a financial support of RON 180 million, the Agriculture and Rural Development Minister Petre Daea, announced, capital.ro informs. According to him, the sum is similar ...

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