Cross-border Agricultural Forum

november 10th 2017

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Uniunea Fermierilor din R. Moldova și România

About the event

In order to promote the cross-border cooperation of farmers from Republic of Moldova and Romania and to capitalize investment opportunities in agriculture, Worldwide Association of Moldavian Businessmen (AOAMP), in partnership with the National Federation PRO AGRO from Romania, jointly launches together with National Federation of Farmers of the Republic Moldova, the project “Partnership for Sustainable Development of the Rural Environment of the Republic of Moldova and Romania”

Within the project, actions will be carried out in order to achieve the following goals:

1. Interaction enhancement of agricultural entrepreneurs in order to identify problems and common solutions within the UFMR Cross-border Forum – Union of Farmers from Moldova and Romania.

2. Ensuring the cross-border farmers promotion and good practices exchange through the online communication platform – www.ufmr.eu.

3. Promoting domestic agricultural products and facilitating access to the European market.

4. Increasing research, development and innovation potential of the agricultural sector in both countries.


Panel I – Agriculture in 6 priority sectors

Moderator: IACOB CERLAT, General Secretary of AOAMP, Worldwide Association of Moldavian Businessmen

8.30 - 9.00
Registration of participants

Welcome drinks
9.00 - 9.30
Opening remarks

EMIL DUMITRU – President, Pro AGRO
DANIEL IONIȚĂ – Ambassador of Romania to R.Moldova

09:30 - 12:00
Workshops6 priority sectors in agriculture – Comparative defining for R.Moldova and Romania;
– Sector problems and solutions identification.

150 agriculture entrepreneurs Academia, public sector and other authorities representatives.

1. Wine Sector

Emil Florian DUMITRU, Executiv Director, ONIV – National Wine Interprofessional Organisation
MDArcadie FOȘNEA,President, Small Wine Producers Assosiation
Gheorghe ARPENTIN, Director, National office for Wineries and Wine

2. Fruits and Vegetables

Florin ISTRATE, President, Agricol Cooperative Valea Râului
MDIurie FALĂ, Executive Director, Moldova Fruct Association

3. Cereals and oilseeds

ROAdelina POPESCU, Executive Director AFR – Romanian Farmers Association
MDSergiu GAVRILAȘ, The State Agrarian University of Moldova,
Conf. Interim., Dr., Agrarian Faculty

4. Zootechnics: Cattle, sheep, birds, pigs, fish, bees

ROMary PANĂ, President, Asociația Crescătorilor și Exportatorilor de Bovine, Ovine, Porcine din România – ACEBOP
Ionuț LUPU, Executiv Director, Cows Breeders Association – HOLSTEIN RO
Răzvan COMAN, Technic Director, Romanian bees breeders Association, ACA
Mariana MUNTEANU, President, Romanian Fish Patronate – PPR
MDOleg MAȘNER, Director interim., University of Agronomic Sciences and Veterinary Medicine

5. Food Industry and product promotion

ROȘtefan PĂDURE, President, Association for the Romanian Alimentation Promotion – APAR
Ticu PĂTRAȘCU, Nicușor EPURE, Marian VASILE, Reprezentanți Asociația Națională a Industriilor de Morărit și Panificație din România – ANAMOB
MDAlisa PÎRLOG, Dr., conf. Univ., Chief of Animal Husbandry and Biotechnologies Deprtment, UASM
Carolina LINTE, Executive Director, Asociația Producătorilor și Procesatorilor de Lapte

6. Young Entrepreneurs

RO Mihai STĂNESCU, Andrei STOIAN, Co-owners AGRISO – Farm Management Application; National Assotiatoion of Young Agricol Producers from Romania
MDNicolae TÂLȚU, President, Young Farmers Association

12:00 - 13:00

Panel II – The Dialogue between R. Moldova and Romania’s representatives

13.00 - 13.30
Welcome speech of the official guests from R.Moldova and Romania

Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development;
Agency for Payment and Intervention în Agriculture;
Agency for Financing Rural Investments.

R. Moldova
Ministry of Agriculture, Regional Development and Environment;
Agency for Payment and Intervention în Agriculture;

13:30 – 15:30
Public-Private-Associative Dialogue „The Agriculture în the 6 priority sectors”
– Working groups final resolutions presentation
– Common challenges and perspectives
– Q&A Session

IACOB CERLAT General Secretary AOAMP
15:30 - 15:45
The UFMR Platform Presentation – The Union of Farmers from Republic of Moldova and Romania – www.ufmr.eu

OLGA POSTOVANU – Projects Departament AOAMP
SANDU REPEDE – Communication Departament AOAMP
15:45 - 16:15
Coffee Break

Panel III – Investors, Business Plans, partnerships

16:15 - 17:00
Businessplans fair

Agriculture entrepreneurs
17:30 - 18:00
Press Conference

AOAMP – Worldwide Association of Moldavian Businessmen
Pro AGRO – Romanian National Farmers Federation
FNFM – Moldova’s National Farmers Federation