CAPactivities 2022 roundtable discussion

The first roundtable discussion of the CAPactivities 2022 project took place on the 10th of November in the County Council building in Miercurea-Ciuc. The event was attended by small producers, farmers, cooperatives and local authorities.

The first discussion focused mainly on dairy processing, its potential and shortcomings.  At the same time, participants discussed how it can bring economic and social benefits, with attention to biodiversity and nature.

Participants also had the opportunity to increase their knowledge of the aspects and measures of the Common Agricultural Policy, thus promoting this policy among farmers and raising their awareness of the potential of agriculture.

An integral part of the event was the exploration of mountain farms and their potential. A funding opportunity for mountain areas is current and provides assistance in three areas. An invitation is issued for the construction of mountain huts, milk collection centres and collection centres focusing on berries, mushrooms, herbs and spices. Dr. Róbert István from the Harghita Veterinary Health and Food Safety Directorate, Dr. Előd Vass from the Harghita County Public Health Directorate and Enikő Both from the Harghita Environmental Protection Agency provided guidance on the practical aspects of the application. At the same time, the competent authorities talked about the permitting process, how it works and possible pitfalls.

In addition, Antal Szabolcs Barabási, Secretary of State, Csaba Könczei, Member of Parliament, Zsolt Romfeld, Director of the Directorate for Agriculture and Rural Development, Csongor László, Director of the Intercommunity Rural Development Association of Harghita County Council, István Becze, President of the Association “Székely Gazdaszervezetek”, and Árpád Cilip, Director of theDevelopment Agency of Harghita County, added professionalism and improved the quality of the event.

Miercurea Ciuc, 10th of November 2022

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