€100 million will be invested by the Romanian Government in order to stimulate the development of its agro-infrastructure. The end goal is to promote the consumption of local products and to help small growers sell more of their produce.
Currently, statistics show that between 30 and 40 percent of the food sold in Romania is imported. This share has to be reduced. Another objective is to increase the share of agriculture in the country's gross domestic product.
In the autumn of last year, a state-owned company was set up for this purpose, with capital which is partly under the SAPARD program. The company will create 10 fruit and vegetable gathering centers across the country. This should help increase the share of domestic products in the domestic market by about 15-20%.