NEW EU-MED AGROFOOD SYSTEMS:

THE ALL-ORGANIC CHALLENGE TO PROMOTE RESILIENT FOOD PRODUCTION THROUGH DIVERSIFICATION

(ALL-Organic Project)


The ALL-Organic research project, coordinated by CREA, the main Italian research institution on agriculture and food, wants to promote a functional network of experiences, models, and systems able to support the development of diversified organic food systems, with the aim of implementing robust and resilient organic crop productions, by involving food system actors from field to fork.


Dr. ing. Ion TONCEA

CHAIRMAN




Welcome

Romanian Association For Sustainable Agriculture

A.R.A.D.


Thank you for helping us with your advice and/or deeds, for promoting the principles and practices of economically efficient and healthy agriculture for humans and other components of the environment, following the conservation or restoration of the environmental, social and economic resources of the agriculture and achieving diversified, stable, healthy crop at an affordable cost price, for the Romanian population, an incentive for agricultural producers.


Dr. ing. Ion TONCEA

CHAIRMAN




A.R.A.D.

Romanian Association For Sustainable Agriculture


The greatest joy and honor it would be to reduce the suffering of nature and the countryside in Romania, in particular soil degradation and biodiversity, the intensification of extreme weather events, environmental pollution, poverty and depopulation of villages in Romania.
In this context, we provide our knowledge and expertise for:
– restoring and preserving ecosystems, particularly the capacity to adapt to climate change;
– land cultivation, animal husbandry, processing and marketing of agricultural food products in accordance with the rules of organic farming and integrated;
– upgrading rural and suburban areas, preserving traditional material and spiritual values and respect international rules.


Dr. ing. Ion TONCEA

CHAIRMAN A.R.A.D.



STRUCTURE


  • Acronym: A.R.A.D.;
  • Registration: 19.10.1998 on the basis of Romanian law 21/1924;
  • Type: Nongovernmental, apolitical, non-profit and interdisciplinary organization, concerning promotion of sustainable farming systems;
  • Target: Promotion of sustainable farming systems;
  • Fiscal certification (C.I.F.) No: 15940935/27.11.2003;
  • Bank and Account No.: PATRIA Bank – Plevnei agency, Bucharest; IBAN: RO10CARP012100290114RO02, RO16CARP0410000290114EU02;

  • Structure (departments): Ecological Agriculture and Integrated Farming;
  • Statutory activities:
  1. promotion and implementation of sustainable & organic farming standards;
  2. consulting as regards design of agro-ecosystems;
  3. theoretical and practical training of farmers and other rural entrepreneurs;
  4. inspection of farms and farming companies and certification of ecological products;
  5. – publishing of leaflets, periodicals, books and other scientific papers in order to preserve and rehabilitate the cultural values of Romanian village.

  • Members:
  1. 15 individual experts and supporters: researchers, professors, agronomists, rural entrepreneurs etc.;
  2. 20 farms, farming associations and business companies which work with field crops, vegetables, vineyard, fruit trees and shrubs;
  3. – 2 individual (small) farmer associations from Caraș Severin and Iași counties.

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE


Ion TONCEA PRESIDENT
Marius CASIS VICEPRESIDENT, resp. MOLDOVA BRANCH
Alexandru HOLENCIUC VICEPRESIDENT, resp. BANAT – CRIȘANA BRANCH
Joachin GONZALES SECRETARY
Laura DOSOFTEI TREASURER

OTHER MEMBERS OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS


Aurora RANCA Responsible for research, innovation, development
Daniela ALEXANDRESCU Responsible for professional training
Violeta SIMIONESCU Responsible for organic field cropste
Floarea BURNICHI Responsible for organic vegetables
Valentin Iulian MIRON Responsible for organic viticulture and fruit growing
Tudor STANCIU Responsible for mixed and / or integrated agriculture
Gabriela MITREA Responsible for ecological inspection and certification
Vladimir Adrian TONCEA responsible for the ARAD website and the quality and protection of the environment
Mircea VOINEA responsible for press and international relations

CENSORS COMMISSION


Micaela JUGRAVU PRESIDENT
Victor PETCU Member and Responsible for the protection of personal data
Alexandra STAN Member


ABOUT OUR

A.R.A.D. MEMBERS


Together with our members we work to conserve or restore environmental resources, economic and social aspects of agriculture and to obtain diversified agricultural crops, at stable, healthy and affordable cost-price for the Romanian population and viable for agricultural producers.


Dr. ing. Ion TONCEA



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A.R.A.D. ACHIEVEMENTS

National Action Plan for the Development of Organic Agriculture


In the period 1999-2018, A.R.A.D. participated in seven research projects, innovation and technology transfer :

  • IAIR 2000, financed by Foundation for Open Society, with the purpose of training and technical assistance of rural entrepreneurs from 8 Romanian counties: Satu Mare, Cluj, Sălaj, Maramures, Bacău, Suceava, Olt and Constanţa (1999 – 2000);
  • Agronomic and environmental impacts of organic (ecological) farming systems in Romania and Greece. Development of prototype technology for improving organic (ecological) farming systems ; Bilateral project between Greece and Romania (2003-2005);
  • Integrated system to support the farmers and farmer associations from Calarasi county for sustainable land use, co-financed by Ministry of Agriculture, Forests, Waters and Environment and World Bank (2004 – 2005);
  • – Structural Strengthening of the Network for Sustainable Agriculture in Central and Eastern Europe, financed by VROM/AVALON – Holand (2006);
  • ECOLEARNING, project financed by the EU LEONARDO DA VINCI program (2007 – 2009);
  • LIVESEED, project financed by the EU Horizon 2020 program (2017 – 2021);
  • RUBIZMO, project financed by the EU Horizon 2020 program (2018 – 2021);

Other achievements:

  • Founding member of:
    – National Federation of Ecological Agriculture;
    – Regional Federation for small and middling companies;
    – AVALON network;
    – Global Network on Organic Food System Program (OFSP).
  • Co-organizer of the National and International symposiums, conferences, seminars, as well as of the International Fair ”Eco-Int Natural Taste”;
  • Main or (co)organizer of: yearly conference, seminars, flying visits and meetings and participation in broadcasting radio and TV;
  • Publishing of booklets, leaflets, papers and of the magazine ”Eco agricultura românească”;
  • Participation in local, national and international exhibitions – IndAgra and BIOFACH;
  • Main partner of TIME foundation/Bulgaria for booklet “Eco-Farming Practical Guide”, 2007s;

AGENDA

NEWS & EVENTS


Useful information on Organic Agriculture



Information about EC Regulations, as well as other information related to organic agriculture




AGENDA

PUBLICATIONS

(restricted)


National Action Plan for the Development of Organic Agriculture

Waiting for your suggestions and analyzes






Handbook of Organic Agriculture

(authors Ion Toncea, Enuta Simion, Georgeta Ionita Nitu, Daniela Alexandrescu, Vladimir Adrian Toncea)



Unexpected water

(author I. Toncea)




AGENDA

TOPICS OF INTEREST

(restricted)


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AGENDA

LEGISLATION


Starting 1 January 2009, the Regulation EC (European Commission) no. 2092/1991, was repealed, and the organic farming activities will be conducted in accordance with EC Regulation no. 834/2007 and its implementing rules set out in Regulation EC No. 889 / 05.09.2008


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CONTACT


OUR LOCATION

N. Titulescu Ave, no. 3
915200 Fundulea
Calarasi County
Romania



CONTACT DETAILS

email: tonceaion@gmail.com
Mobile: +40.724.38.43.01
Phone: +40.242.64.26.87








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