Romania launches into organic farming

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Farmers collect hay bales in a field outside the village of Smardan in southern Romania (illustrative image).


By: Benjamin Ribout

4 min

Organic only represents 2.4% of agricultural land in Romania in 2020, according to Eurostat;

one of the lowest percentages in the European Union.

But the opportunities represented by the organic market in Western Europe are attracting large investors.


On huge farms of more than 1,500 hectares, organic is grown which will be exported to France or Germany.

Report from our correspondent in one of these farms which made the bet of organic in the west of the country, in Birda, near Timisoara.

A large-scale bet.


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