Project: ADER 17.1.2. "The mountain product as a model to support the added value of products made by farmers in the mountain area for the purpose of sustainable development of mountainous farms"
Sectoral Plan for research-development in the agricultural and rural Development Sector of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, 2019-2022, "Agriculture and rural Development-ADER 2022"
Contract ADER 17.1.2./27.09.2019
Project leader: National Institute of Economic Research "Costin C. Kiriţescu" (INCE) of the Romanian Academy/Mountain Economics Centre (INCE/CEMONT)
Contracting authority: Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development
Project implementation period: 2019-2021
Budget: 205,000 lei
Project Objective: The sustainable development of the mountainous rural area, the increase of the attraction of mountain dwelling, the revival and increase of the profitability of traditional households/mountainous farms by creating and adapting a system of local development models based on higher valorisation of natural zonal resources in high quality mountain products and at affordable marketing prices for farmers
• Assessment of the organoleptic, physico-chemical and nutritional characteristics of the vegetal and animal resources with potential certification as mountain product in the mountainous area.
• Preparation of the necessary framework for implementing good practice guides to farmers/processors
• Awareness of consumers and local communities/stakeholders on the need to encourage the consumption of mountain products to sustain peasant households and reduce mountain rural depopulation.
Project manager (as partner): Marta Zachia