Research and advocacy for public policies favorable to the development of farmers’ associations in Romania
Period of implementation: July 2012 – April 2013
The project is part of the “Rural Development through Entrepreneurship and Association” programme- a joint initiative of the Romanian-American Foundation, PACT, CIVITAS, CSDF, CMSC, CRPE and CEED, which supports the development of associative entities in agriculture.
CRPE is actively involved in the future producer groups incubation process. CRPE conducts research regarding the main challenges in setting up farmers associations, with the aim of submitting policy recommendations to relevant line minsitries (Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Finance, etc. )
Until April 2013, CRPE will prepare four reports on topics such as formalizing Romanian agriculture, taxation, access to agri-food chain for agricultural products, access to credit for agricultural associations. Reports will be documented through public consultations with stakeholders and recommendations will be presented to decision makers, in order to influence legislative changes.
Donor: Romanian-American Foundation