Today, our national agriculture is still recovering from a devastating Communist experiment and a chaotic transition to an industrialised economy. It has lost part of its vigour. The challenges of making a profitable business out of farming have put most of our young people off.
A group of young Romanian farmers impressed me with their courage of taking their future - and our agriculture’s future - into their own hands Marian-Jean MarinescuThe 2nd EPP Group European Congress of Young Farmers was thus a breath of fresh air for me. A group of young Romanian farmers, to whom I was Congress Ambassador, impressed me with their courage of taking their future - and our agriculture’s future - into their own hands. To me, they were living proof that there are still people that can change Romania’s agriculture for the best. #Agricampania: promoting good ideas and sharing advice between farmers I felt that their inspiring stories had to be shared with others, so my team and I created a mini Facebook campaign to showcase their plans, to let everybody know that they are living proof that Romanian agriculture has a future.
Their profiles and stories spread rapidly on Facebook and the feedback we got was overwhelming: the campaign reached out to over 130,000 peopleTheir profiles and stories spread rapidly on Facebook and the feedback we got was overwhelming: the campaign reached out to over 130,000 people. Media enquiries and interviews followed, along with enquiries from other young Romanian farmers in search of insight and good advice. I invite you to read their stories here. I hope that you will find them inspiring.
As for me, I will keep in touch with them and, who knows, maybe we will win the big prize next year! Because not only does Romanian agriculture have a future… these young farmers are its future.
We believe in people. #believeinpeople @MarianMarinescu