|Farming in the Romanian countrysidePhoto: OffGrid.Net|
In 2010, the farming sector in Romania grew 11%. Old farmsteads are being rebuilt and new agricultural investments made. At an average of €2,000 (US$2,600) a hectare, farmland is relatively inexpensive compared to other parts of Europe. European Union subsidies under the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) are half the amount set aside for western Europe. However, this will become equal in 2014.
For more see:
Bran, Mirel. "Farmers from western Europe look to Romania for pastures new." The Guardian, 1 May 2012.
Bran, Mirel. "La Roumanie fait figure d'eldorado pour les agriculteurs européens," Le Monde, 22 April 2012.