Between 17 to 26 January 2020, the "Green Week 2020" (Grüne Woche) exhibition is 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.
Minister Nechita-Adrian Oros, together with the Secretary of State Aurel Simion will attend the official opening of the exhibition, whose partner country this year is Croatia.
The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development intends to promote and offer samples of products registered under the EU quality schemes or under registration, such as Topoloveni plum Jam (Magiun de prune Topoloveni) - PGI, Sibiu Salami (Salam de Sibiu) – PGI, Ibănești Cheese (Telemea de Ibaneşti) - PDO, 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, Cheese from Sibiu County (Telemea de Sibiu) - PGI, Săveni Cheese (Caşcaval de Săveni) – 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.
Also, among the Romanian products that will be exhibited at the 2020 edition of the "Green Week" exhibition will be ”sloi” / sheep stew (tocan de oaie), sheep pastrami, ”babic”, dried beef sausage (ghiudem), soft sheep's milk cheese in fir tree bark and membrane (brânza de burduf în coajă de brad și în membrană), bat of silver carp and catfish (batog de crap argintiu și de somn), silver carp and catfish pastrami (pastramă de crap argintiu și de somn), sardine (sardeluțe), pickled Shad (scrumbie marinată), fish eggplant hotchpotch (zacuscă cu pește) and various assortments of fruit syrups, jams or fruit sweets, bakery and pastry products (sweet bread, pumpkin pie, cheese pie etc.). From the spirits category, Romania will offer ”palinca” and ”țuica” as well as white and red wine. The apples of Voineşti will also be exibited in order to be tasted by visitors.
The "Green Week 2020" 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 2019.
At the same time, within the International Exhibition Green Week 2020 will be promoted tourist objectives, customs and ancient traditions well preserved in counties such as Bacău, Caraș-Severin, Cluj, Hunedoara, Mureș, Neamț, Sălaj, Sibiu, Suceava, Tulcea through various promotional items (leaflets, flyers, videos).
In the context of the Green Week Exhibition, from January 16 to 18 2020, takes place the Global Food and Agriculture Forum organized by the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Food of the Federal Republic of Germany in Berlin which has guests, high level delegates - ministers, secretaries of state, as well as ambassadors, representatives of international organizations.
The Global Forum for Food and Agriculture (GFFA) is an international conference on the issues of agri-food policy, during which, on the third day, takes place the largest informal conference of agriculture ministers in the world. The topic of the events held this year within the Green Week Exhibition in Berlin is "Food for All - Trade for Secure, Diverse and Sustainable Nutrition". The purpose of the conference is to find common political views, to start and monitor an international process and to promote the exchange between political factors, economic agents, the scientific community and civil society.
The role of the event is to raise public awareness of the importance of trade in ensuring global food security. GFFA aims to address the following subjects: the relevance of trade in food security, the creation of correct rules for agricultural trade, the possibility of global supply chains being included, sustainable and secure, the design of trade to promote agricultural development.
At the same time, on January 17th 2020, Minister Adrian Oros will attend the Conference on "The future of global pork production under the threat of African swine fever", organized by the European Commission, in Berlin, to which are invited Government representatives, responsible organizations, as well as important actors in the field.