Rural Development and High Nature Value Farming

Progetto concluso

The project was aimed to improve economic viability of small-scale rural communities of High Nature Value farmlands. The project was aimed to improve the conditions for high nature value farming by providing training and enhancing the marketing of agricultural products. The project was part of the Civil Society Participation fund in Romania.

Paese/Regione Tema Periodo Budget
Favorire la crescita economica e migliorare le condizioni di lavoro
01.04.2013 - 30.04.2016
CHF  1’120’644
Gruppi target

5000 small-scale farming families and communities in Romania in 5 pilot areas

Attività 5 pilot areas were being selected and threats assessed. An interest group was being established and policy inputs to improve the support of HNV systems have been given. To improve capacity of key persons, a needs-based training curricula has been designed, targeted on individual farmers and on farmer associations. Training courses and workshops for HNV farmers have been implemented. Further, the project set up a national HNV Information Network for HNV farmers. To improve markets for HNV products and farmers incomes, the failures/bottlenecks affecting the access to markets for Romania’s HNV farmers have been analysed. Based on this analysis, an improved marketing strategy and tools have been developed.

Risultati raggiunti:  

  • Baseline survey have been conducted in 5 pilot areas
  • In total more than 800 farmers attended about 60 meetings and/or study trips organised by Community facilitators
  • 9 training sessions organised for the Community facilitators on different topics (marketing, funding, food processing...)
  • Design of the NRDP 2014-20. The Partner NGOs worked closely with the Romanian MARD to modify and improve the proposals; significant improvements were made (Outcome 1)
  • 30 trainers were trained, the design of training courses for farmers in response to Local Partner surveys (Outcome 2)
  • Definition of HNV products compared to organic and traditional food products; design and testing of a farmers' market survey and first round of a set of consumer surveys (Outcome 3)
  • Lobbying activities with regard to increase agri-environmental measures in the design of the National Rural Development Programme 2014-2020
  • 1200 subscribers to the SMS system
  • Project closing confrerence was held attended by 160 participants
  • The website including an online shop set up:
  • A layman's report has been elaborated by the Romanian partners and presented during the final conference
  • Design of the HNVF logo

The project has been completed at an operational level.

Direzione/Ufficio responsabile DSC
Credito Contributo svizzero all'allargamento dell'UE
Partner del progetto Partner contrattuale
Economia privata
  • Settore privato svizzero

Budget Fase in corso Budget Svizzera CHF    1’120’644 Budget svizzero attualmente già speso CHF    1’108’241
Fasi del progetto Fase 7 01.07.2014 - 30.09.2017   (Completed) Fase 6 01.01.2014 - 31.12.2016   (Completed) Fase 5 01.07.2013 - 30.06.2016   (Completed) Fase 4 01.07.2013 - 30.06.2016   (Completed)

Fase 3 01.04.2013 - 30.04.2016   (Completed)

Fase 2 15.05.2012 - 30.11.2019   (Completed) Fase 1 01.07.2011 - 30.11.2019   (Completed)