Between 18 to 27 January 2019, the "Green Week 2019" (Grüne Woche) exhibition will be held in Berlin, Germany. Yearly, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) attends this exhibition with an information desk on the policies applied in the field of agriculture and rural development, where MARD experts promote Romanian agri-food products recognized at national and European level.
"In the context of Romania's Presidency of the EU Council, in the first semester of 2019, we want this year's edition of the ”Green Week 2019” International Exhibition to undertake substantial actions meant to increase the visibility of the potential of the Romanian agri-food sector by promoting policies and strategies on agriculture and rural development and agri-food products as a result of the implementation of European and national legislation", states Petre DAEA, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development.
Romania will be present with a desk of 335 sqm, in a unitary concept - public institutions and private environment, out of which the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development will be assigned 60 sqm. This way of organizing and participating alongside the private sector, with a total area of 335 square meters, ensures the needed visibility and organization of high-level meetings at the Romanian desk, with a quality corresponding to the stage we are in.
During the exhibition, minister Petre DAEA will have several meetings with his counterparts to discuss Romania's priorities during the Presidency of the EU Council.
Thus, the minister Daea will meet the minister of Environment and Agriculture of the Land of Saxony, will be present to a working lunch with the agriculture ministers of Finland and Croatia, and after attending the Agriculture Ministers' Conference ("Agriculture becomes Digital - Smart Solutions for the Future Agriculture), minister Daea will discuss with his French counterpart, Didier Guillaume.
The "Green Week 2019" exhibition is both a business platform and a festival of gastronomic and folkloric traditions with a wide range of media coverage across Europe and the world. More than 400,000 visitors have passed the threshold of the exhibition in 2018.
The Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture of the Federal Republic of Germany organizes the World Food and Agriculture Forum in Berlin between 17th to 19th January 2019 with the topic “Agriculture becomes Digital - Smart Solutions for the Future Agriculture", an event to which are invited agriculture ministers, representatives of the academic environment, representatives of the private environment, diplomats, etc.
MARD management will attend the events occasioned by ”Green Week (Grüne Woche)” International exhibition.
The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development intends to promote and offer samples of products registered on European quality schemes or in the process of registration, namely Sibiu Salami (Salam de Sibiu) - Protected Geographical Indication PGI, Ibănești Cheese (Telemea de Ibaneşti) - Protected Designation of Origin PDO, Topoloveni Plum Jam (Magiun de prune Topoloveni) - PGI, Smoked Fish from Țara Bârsei (Novac afumat din Ţara Bârsei ) - PGI, Danube smoked Pontic Shad (Scrumbie de Dunăre afumată) PGI, Pleșcoi Sausages (Cârnaţi de Pleşcoi) - PGI, Săveni Cheese (Caşcaval de Săveni) – PGI, Cheese from Sibiu County (Telemea de Sibiu) - PGI, Pike roe salad of Tulcea County – (Salată cu icre de știucă de Tulcea) - PGI, Traditional carp roe salad (Salată tradițională cu icre de crap) - Traditional Specialty Guaranteed - TSG, Cheese Pie from Dobrogea (Plăcintă dobrogeană) – PGI, as well as products registered under national quality schemes.
A novelty in this year's concept is also the inclusion of Romanian Radio broadcast Radio Romania as partner of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development for providing real time information on the events that take place: the World Food and Agriculture Forum, the official tour, meetings and tastings at the Romanian desk requested by the heads of the participating ministerial delegations and representatives of professional and international organizations.