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Romania takes first place in EU in terms of the amount of agricultural holdings and is one of EIT-Food’s RIS countries
Agriculture as Romania’s economic backbone
The agriculture sector in Romania accounts for 5.3 % of the total national Gross Value Added and constitutes circa 29.4% of the total employment. The country is on the first place in the European Union in terms of the amount of agricultural holdings and on the second place in terms of the agricultural population. Distinctive soil and climate conditions of Romania favour diversified production.
Room for Improvement
The Romanian agriculture remains insufficiently mechanized and water withdrawals remain at high level. R&D sector lacks investments. In 2015, Romania spent around 0.5% of its GDP on scientific research, which represents one of the lowest scientific budgets in Europe. EIT Food can foster Romania’s innovation by creating connections within Europe and supporting the mechanisation of the agri-food sector.
Romanian cuisine is a unique blend of different dishes from several European traditions
EIT Food Hub in Romania: Satean
Satean is a not for profit organization that operates as a Regional Development Agency and as a Vocational Educational Training. It is a training provider authorized and recognised by the Romanian Employment Ministry (Agency CNFPA). It has an extensive and long-lasting experience in the management of EU funds. In its activities it creates an important bridge between academic/educational world and labour market. Satean is located in Braila and operates in the whole Romanian territory.
What we put into our bodies is key in determining how healthy we are. Being overweight and obese affects your health, and drastically increases the risk of developing cardiovascular disease, cancer and diabetes. With over 50% of European citizens reportedly overweight, and this being set to rise over the coming years, we desperately need to start having a healthier relationship with our food.
DouxMatok CEO and Co-Founder Eran Baniel explains how to make a little bit of sugar go a long way
EIT Food South gathered their partners on the 14th of May in Madrid for a pitching training session with the aim of giving them the key points to excel at the presentation of their projects in June. Representatives from different partners got the chance to learn how to structure their presentations and how to showcase the strengths and potential of their proposals.