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On 4 June HRH The Prince of Wales visited Saschiz commune

On 4 June HRH The Prince of Wales visited Saschiz commune on his way to Targu Mures airport, from where he departed back to England after a one week stay in Romania.


Prince Charles walked in the hay meadows of Saschiz with his botanist, John Akeroyd, and Razvan Popa of Fundatia ADEPT Transylvania. They discussed the importance of the hay meadows, lost in most of Europe, the threat from overgrazing, and how best to work with farmers to protect the meadows and the communities. Markets and well-designed payments schemes for traditional hay meadows are the answer. Razvan Popa described to the prince how Fundatia ADEPT is implementing one of the only projects in Europe testing a new hay meadow payments scheme, friendly to farmers and producing better results for nature.  
Prince Charles also visited the citadel in Saschiz, which the village hopes to restore to its former glory. It is part of Romania’s historical patrimony, a UNESCO World heritage Site, and a potential attraction for more visitors to the area.

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06.06.2016

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ADEPT wins top EU prize three years in succession for bringing benefits to small-scale farmers

2014: Top EU DG Environment prize for bringing benefits to small-scale farmers

ADEPT wins top EU prize three years in succession for bringing benefits to small-scale farmers
In May 2014, ADEPT won top prize for the socio-economic benefits category of the newly-launched Natura 2000 prize from DG Environment. This follows EU top prizes in 2012 and 2013 from DG Agriculture for best communcation with farmers. This shows how ADEPT is crossing policy boundaries, delivering top-quality integrated programmes for the benefit of small-scale farmers in Romania. ADEPT hopes to replicate this successful, innovative model more widely in Europe. ...read more

2013: top EU prize for communications won again in Brussels by Fundatia ADEPT 

9 December 2013, Brussels. For the second year in succession, Fundația ADEPT won a top EU prize for innovative communication with small-scale farmers, with its SMS Family Farms project. The project was developed with communication specialists KAMA System Ltd, and supported by Fundatia Orange and by the Swiss Romanian Cooperation Fund.

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EU Agriculture Commissioner Dacian Ciolos presenting Ben Mehedin with first prize for communicating with farmers under the Best CAP Communication Awards competition.

Sponsorul Oficial - Fundația Orange România