The ADEPT Transilvania supported by Innovation Norway Foundation propose a model of modern land and lawn management, benefiting both the environment and the small producer through the “Ecosystem Services offered by High Nature Value Agriculture” under the Green Innovation Program in Industry from Romania.
At the end of April 2016, the project “Ecosystem Services Offered by High Nature Value Agriculture” was completed, a project supported by funds granted by the Norwegian Government through the Norwegian Grants 2009-2014 within the Green Innovation Fund in the Romanian Industry.
The program has encouraged business development, with the goal of increasing green business competitiveness, including greening existing industries, innovation and green entrepreneurship, and improving environmental performance.
The “Ecosystem Services Offered by High Nature Value Agriculture” (HNV) project proposes a modern sheepfold system equipped with water heaters and power generation based on solar panels, as well as a modern management in terms of forwarding and invoicing in grassland care practices.
In addition to the management of the land, the beneficiaries have also received information about microprocessing, marketing for quality products from a High Natural Value area. Three shepfolds have been selected in the project, which have benefited from modernization through this innovative use of solar energy, and methodologies have been developed to manage a herd, by optimizing how it is being dragged using easy-to-handle fences.
Meadows management has been improved through the use of GIS – computerized land survey system, but also by the in-house Brielmaier trolleys of two Association of Cattle Breeders in the area.
The diversification of production in the small household was supported by cleaning and grafting practices as well as through the micro-production, marketing and packaging seminars.
The Foundation ADEPT Transilvania, supported by the Orange Foundation, in the project funded by the Norwegian Government, through the Norwegian Grants 2009-2014 within the Green Innovation Fund in the Romanian Industry, applies innovation in activities unchanged for hundreds of years, innovation from which benefit both people, the environment and the economy of the area.