AN ANALYSIS OF THE PROJECTS IMPLEMENTED THROUGH MEASURE 112 – SETTING UP YOUNG FARMERS IN TIMIS COUNTY PUBLISHEDManuela Dora ORBOI, A. BĂNEŞ, T. IANCU
Community support to rural policy is a requirement in the conditions of reducing andeliminating intervention prices and the decoupling of direct payments from production, because in thisway you can ensure the restructuring of agricultural sector and developing of relationship between ruraland urban areas. In terms of the size of funds allocated from the EU budget to finance the ruraldevelopment measures, Romania is positioned fourth of all European Union member countries, afterPoland, Italy and Germany. The amount allocated to Romania, 8124.2 billion EUR is a significantamount, representing 8.4% of the size of rural development funds allocated to Member States of the EUbudget. Allocations from the EU budget for the rural development measures reach 8124.2 million euros(80.46%), much above the financial support level of the National Rural Development Programmes inother countries; Romania’s contribution is 19.54%, namely 1972.9 million euros. Axis 1 priorities relateto the better capitalisation of the rural potential, as well as improved competitiveness to add more valueto agricultural and forestry products. Emphasis is laid on the modernisation and restructuring ofagricultural holdings with new technology and innovations. As far as the effective implementation of theNRDP under Axis 1 is concerned, the general situation is satisfactory. The measures related to structuralchanges have been less effective than those related to improving productivity and setting up newcompanies. The low degree of measure implementation, partly caused by the low number of finalisedprojects, is a threat for their results, especially for those measures that involve private investments. As faras the level of absorbing European funds allocated through EAFRD in Timis County is concerned, theanalysis of the data presented above reveals that the amount of 2.709 million euros paid for Timis Countyunder Measure 112 accounts for only 0.8% of the total sum of 337.221 million euros allocated for thecountry and only 27.48% for the 5 West Region.
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