Xgroup Meetings Agriculture
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The Role of Large Farms in the Community Xgroup took place on the 29th of November 2019 within the fourth edition of RALF International Large Farmers Forum in Bucharest. The meeting, organized in partnership with Bayer, was moderated by the journalist Cătălin Lența. Topics: the role of large farms in developing their communities, how do we build a trusting relationship between producer and consumer, the impact of the investments in agriculture on the economic development of Romania, access to innovation and new technologies, financing of agriculture.
Speakers & Partners
Prof. Dr. Roxana Vidican
Dean of the Agriculture Faculty, University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine Cluj-Napoca
She started her academic career in 1994 at USAMV Cluj. Her areas of interest are the biology of agroecosystems, grassland and forage plants, biodiversity conservation, ecological ethics, etc. She is a member of European Grassland Federation (2002).
AGRI Committee’s 2nd Vice Chair
Since 2014 he has been a member of the European Parliament, Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development, and from 2019 he is vice-chairman of this commission. As a member of AGRI, he supports the interests of the Romanian farmers and Romanian agriculture.
Deputy Director General, European Commission, DG Agriculture and Rural Development
Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development of Romania in 2010, he re-joined the European Commission where he took over a directorate in charge of Rural development programmes.
Prof. Dr. Vasile Vîntu
Rector of University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine “Ion Ionescu de Brad”, Iași
University professor at USAMV since 2001, he has published over 222 papers, of which 21 books and guidebooks. He is a Founding member of the I.A.E.R.T. (International Association of Experts in Rural Tourism and Agri-tourism) – Romania branch.
Prof. Dr. Toma Adrian Dinu
Dean of the Faculty of Management, UASVM Bucharest, about the evolution of large farms in Southern Romania
Toma Dinu became Full Professor in Farm Management at the USAMV Bucharest in 2008. Between 2005 and 2007 he worked as a General Director of the General Directorate for Agricultural Policies in the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.
General Director, Agency for Financing Rural Investments (AFIR)
Partener/ Adrian Chesnoiu is the one who represents AFIR in the relations with the natural or legal persons, as well as before the courts. At the same time, it coordinates and is responsible for the entire activity of the Agency and is a tertiary authorizing officer.
Director, Agricola 96 Țigănași and Societatea Agricolă Moldova, +5000 ha, Iași
Aurel Placinschi has invested in the last years in expanding the irrigation network, from its own funds, and hopes that by 2020 this system will function fully on an area of over 3000 hectares.
Administrator Popagra and Agro Baden Banat, +2500 ha, Timiș
Nicolae Apopi is constantly investing in new technologies and equipment to increase production, among them a land management system, which allows him to consult the history of each cultivated area at any time.
Journalist, AGRO TV
Moderator „Xgroup Meeting Agriculture”
Owns ALBOTA Trout Farm and over 2000 hectares in Sibiu county
As an IT engineer Martin Müller has implemented at the ALBOTA Trout farm and Agroturistic Complex the integrated concept “From Farm to Plate”. In addition to the trout farm, he owns animal farms.
Agral Mixt, +3100 ha, Iași
TSC Agral Mixt Group of Companies in Andrieșeni has 45 employees. On the over 3000 hectares they grow corn, wheat, sunflower, soybean, etc. The company also owns animals, 1000 sheep and almost 100 cattle.
Operates 3.000 hectares of agricultural land in Calarași County
Vasile Iliuță is the President of the Calarași County Council and shareholder of 6 agricultural companies. The farmer has accessed non-reimbursable funds worth 2.8 million euros, thus managing to set up an ultra-modern farm.
Administrator Argonaut, +6000 ha, Constanța
In addition to cereals, vegetables and oil-producing plants, the companies managed by Gheorghe Albu have 6000 sheep, 250 hectares with vines, and a wine cellar for processing the grapes from the plantation.
Dr. Ing. Lucian Buzdugan
Lucian Buzdugan is president of the largest plantation in Europe, with an area of 57,000 hectares and annually producing a total production of over 400,000 tons. Agricost operates 29 vegetable farms in the Big Island of Braila.
Director Danistas Plant, +1200 ha, Republica Moldova
Viorel Băeșu is one of the most appreciated farmers in the Republic of Moldova. The farm managed by him, Danistas Plant cultivates autumn rapeseed, autumn wheat, soybeans, sunflower, corn, potatoes, and apple orchards on an area of 1200 ha.
Mircea Ionuț Petroman
Administrator, MERPANO, +5000 ha, Timiș
The farmer manages the company MERPANO and operates an area of 5000 ha in Timiș county, which works with a large number of agricultural machines.
Senior Bayer Representative & CropScience Division Head Country Group România, Bulgaria, Moldova
Professional Partner/ Having started his career in sales department, in France, Pascal assumed various country and global leadership roles for the CropScience division of Bayer in Asia and Latin America.
General Director, Comcereal, Vrancea, + 4500 ha, ROMÂNIA
Gelu Scutaru is one of the largest Romanian farmers, representative for Vrancea region and southern Moldova.
Manager, AFILIU TRANS SRL, Buzău, +7300 ha
One of the largest Romanian farmer. He operating 7300 hectares equipped with irrigation systems with a radius of one km extend, seeing with eyes, in various surroundings of the city of Mizil.
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