News from Romania

25-11-2014 00:57 AM
Land grabbing, still a huge problem in Eastern Europe
The EU is currently witnessing a massive land grab, which has a direct impact on 25 million of its citizens, changing the way lands are being managed ...
28-08-2014 01:49 AM
Bluetongue confirmed in cattle, sheep in Romania
The bluetongue disease, an infectious disease which affects cattle and sheep, was confirmed in seven villages in Buzau county, south-east of Romania, ...
16-05-2014 01:46 AM
Romania urged to stop farmland sale to foreigners
Romania's farmer associations Thursday called on the government to initiate efforts to stop the farmland sale to foreigners. "Over one million (hec...
11-04-2014 00:34 AM
US agricultural company buys 6,000 hectares of Romanian land
A subsidiary of American company Anholt Services called Southern Harvest has bought up 6,000 hectares of agricultural land in Romania in two separate ...
28-10-2013 00:23 AM
Romanian farmers choose subsistence over shale gas
The small hilly town of Pungesti in eastern Romania could be sitting on vast reserves of shale gas and U.S. energy major Chevron wants to find it. ...
07-10-2013 01:55 AM
Romanian agriculture: from harvest to hardest
In mid-September, The Diplomat-Bucharest organized the Romanian Agribusiness Forum 2013, the third such annual conference, with the support of the US ...
20-05-2013 09:07 AM
Romania’s agricultural potential needs long-term strategy
Romania’s agricultural potential, more often than not unexploited, needs a long-terms strategy. This is one of the conclusions of a recent conference ...
19-03-2013 08:59 AM
Romania should have 'great' agriculture in 2013
Romania should have a good, if not great, agricultural year in 2013, according to the first official predictions, which is expected to translate into ...
21-02-2013 09:20 AM
Romania finds horsemeat in beef batch
Horsemeat labeled as beef has been found in Romania in products set to be sold locally, an agriculture ministry official said on Wednesday. A scand...
16-10-2012 09:11 AM
Romania to limit foreigners' access to agricultural land
Romania plans to impose strict conditions on foreigners buying agricultural land in order to protect local farmers and prevent speculation, Agricultur...
05-09-2012 14:55 PM
Romania’s agriculture – a failed transition
Guest writer Stuart Meikle covers the evolution of Romania’s agriculture, which has been in transition for years, just like other countries in the reg...
08-06-2012 09:24 AM
Romania lowest in Europe for cow numbers
Romania only has 14.8 cows per 100 hectares of agricultural land, one the lowest cow herd population densities in Europe, based on this indicator. Rom...
03-05-2012 07:49 AM
Seed money cultivates Romania agriculture
After a period in which financing for Romanian agriculture hardly existed and most banks saw it as a risky sector, in recent years things have changed...
22-08-2011 09:21 AM
Romania wheat production rose 23%
Romania’s wheat harvest increased 23 percent to 7.12 million metric tons this year on favorable weather that boosted grain quality, Agriculture ...
02-08-2011 09:01 AM
Slaughtering the sacred cows of Romanian agriculture
What do Romanian agriculture, tourism and football have in common? Firstly, every Romanian male of voting age is an expert in these areas.
31-05-2011 10:33 AM
Romanian agriculture is 'inefficient'
The infrastructure and the agriculture are the sectors for which Romania should attract investments and establish public-private partnerships...
03-05-2011 09:27 AM
Romania's wheat exports dimish
Romania’s wheat exports diminished to 53 kmt in January, after having gradually decreased from 682 kmt in August.
08-04-2011 08:13 AM
Romania's first post-communist agri minister dies
Victor Surdu, Romania’s first post-communist agriculture minister who remained in politics until his death has died. He was 63.
17-03-2011 08:24 AM
Romanias poultry consumption on the rise
Poultry consumption is just 18 kg per head so there is a real opportunity for the poultry industry...
26-02-2011 10:31 AM
State intervention in wheat market 'unlikely'
The government has the ability to intervene in the wheat market in this moment, but it would not be appropriated since there are still possibilities f...
17-02-2011 07:22 AM
Romania honey production falls
Romania exported, during the period January 1 to November 30, 2010, a quantity of 10,375 tons of natural honey, a rise by over 600 tons compared to th...
09-02-2011 07:26 AM
Cargill buys biggest silos in Romania
American giant Cargill, one of the leading players on the Romanian agriculture market, with operations in oil production and grain trade, has acquired...
03-02-2011 06:21 AM
Romania needs to import 500k tns wheat
Romania is facing no problem till the new wheat crop...
01-02-2011 08:22 AM
Romania might import 0.5m tonnes of wheat
Romania will import some 0.4-0.5mn milling wheat by the middle of the year, but no food shortage is expected...
17-12-2010 10:50 AM
Romania aids Moldova agriculture
The UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) said on December 17 2010 that Romania has provided it with more than $500 000 to aid its neighbour Mold...
14-12-2010 12:09 PM
Romania may get $486m WB payment in Jan
Romania may receive a 360 million- euro ($485 million) loan payment from the World Bank in January if a high court upholds changes to the pension syst...
07-12-2010 08:42 AM
Romania loses 330mln euros a year from unfarmed land
Romania loses some 330 million euros a year because three million hectares of land is not farmed, said Daniel Botanoiu, the executive director of the ...
06-12-2010 07:29 AM
Romania's wheat crop totalled 5.72 mmt in 2010
Romania’s wheat crop totalled 5.72 mmt in 2010, short of earlier estimates, the Agriculture Ministry said.