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Biodiversity conservation and community development in Transylvania
Conservarea biodiversităţii şi dezvoltare comunitară în Transilvania

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March 2010: Fundatia ADEPT Food Barn as a useful model for other regions

On 18 March 2010, 114 farmers from Harghita County visited the ADEPT Foodbarn in Saschiz. The representatives of various Farmers Associations and Women Farmers Associations from across different parts of the sekler (szekely) area of Transylvania were interested to see at first hand how the Foodbarn works, and puts money into the community. The Food Barn is also an educational tool for children: a group of 32 children from Harghita aged 8-12 visited the Foodbarn on 7 April 2010. We hope that this will help pass on the message to the next generation about the importance of, and links between, historic landscapes and traditional foods.
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March 2009: HRH The Prince of Wales visits the ADEPT project in 2008 and 2009

In 2008 and 2009, His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales visited the village of Saschiz, in south-east Transylvania, to meet local producers. In 2009 he opened a model food processing unit.
 
Known as a “food barn”, this simple conversion of a farm courtyard barn will enable small-scale producers in the area to sell their traditional recipes more widely, while meeting the safety and hygiene regulations set out by the EU.

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Jan 2009: Darwin Initiative Newsletter of January 2009 highlights the ADEPT project

The newsletter summarises some underlying concepts of the ADEPT project: the key role of man-made landscapes in biodiversity conservation: and the reliance on farmers to maintain such landscapes
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In May 2008 HRH The Prince of Wales visited the ADEPT project in Saschiz

On 8th May 2008, during a private visit to Romania, Prince Charles visited the Transylvanian village of Saschiz to meet traditional food producers from the Tarnava Mare region.
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April 2008: Booklet launched to help Romania's small-scale food producers

A 24-page booklet, Minimum Food Hygiene and Food Safety Conditions for Small Producers, was launched in Bucharest in April 2008.
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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.

Visit SMSFF project. [RO | EN]
Read News Report [EN]
Get ADEPT Press Release CAPCA.pdf [RO]
Watch Video[YouTube - EN]

2012: top EU prize for communication CAP Communication Awards


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