Fundaţia ADEPT Transilvania has continued for the eighth year, its successful series of events dedicated to Family Farmers and Small-Scale Producers from the Târnava Mare Area. The meeting in Sighişoara brought together a range of specialists and farmers who have contributed to the support and protection of the area and its people – in fields of biodiversity conservation, community development, marketing and quality labelling, micro-enterprise credits, and rural businesses development.
Family Farms and Small-Scale Producers Meeting is a popular annual event dedicated to family farmers and small-scale producers from the Târnava Mare area, organized at ADEPT’s initiative, who identified the need of the local farmers and producers to have an open dialogue with the authorities and specialists. The event is a good networking opportunity reinforcing the relationships between all relevant stakeholders in the area. During the event different topics are being approached: ADEPT brings updates related to the undergoing projects, “Dealurile Târnavei” Local Action Group present their yearly strategy and financing opportunities and Colinele Transilvaniei bring updates related to their own activities. Every year ADEPT invites other organisations who are developing projects in the area. A constant presence at the last editions was Mr Ovidiu Săvâșcă, Director APIA Târgu Mureș, who presents agro-environment financial opportunities having an open and interactive dialogue with the audience.
Farmers find the event really informative: the value is demonstrated by the fact that the number of farmers participating has continually increased over 8 years.
At the end of each Family Farms and Small-Scale Producers Meeting edition the farmers are offered prizes offered by ADEPT and its partners, different tools and equipment for the farm use (gloves & drills, saws, claws & grape scissors, flashlight, boots, milk recipient, vacuum cleaner, electrical milkmaid etc) and vouchers for mowing or vouchers for entertainment (a few restaurants in the area offered us their support as well, by giving farmers the opportunity to enjoy a relaxing dinner in their venues).
If you want to support our community, you can make a donation either in money and we will buy the products for the prizes session or in products that might be of use to our farmers.
THANK YOU to this edition’s partners for supporting the organization of our “Family Farmers and Small – Scale Producers Meeting” in 2018: