AGRI-FOCUS ROMANIA - the latest
Romania needs a not-so-common agricultural policy
Over the coming years there will be two major governmental influences upon the future of Romanian agriculture. At home there will be the policies followed by the Government of Romania... Elsewhere, given the reliance on external funding sources, the choices made in Brussels concerning the Common Agricultural Policy realignment from 2014 will have a major impact upon how Romania’s agriculture regenerates.
It is time to unfetter Romania's potential
An ever-so-common word used to describe Romania is ‘potential’. It is a country with a wealth of natural resources, no more so than in agriculture.
Ten Reforms for Romanian Agriculture
This article is written in response to a reader’s request for a 10-point summary of the governance reforms required to unlock the potential of Romanian agriculture.
A Vision of Romanian Agriculture in 2025/30
Romania’s agricultural resources are as diverse as its topography and landscapes. A single vision is just not possible, it needs a vision for each of its naturally-defined, agricultural zones.
Dangerous games - subsidy chasing
Without question the provision of subsidies to entities within a market has a distorting effect upon that particular market. For some they can create an advantage and for others a ‘level’ playing field ...
Key Performance Indicators - miss-measuring performance?
For 20 years the author has been involved with the measurement of performance; be it in agri-businesses, on smallholdings or at the macro industry level.
To be genetically-modified or not
A recurring subject in the local agriculture news is the re-introduction of genetically-modified-organisms (GMO) or, to be specific, genetically-modified soybeans.