Local press - Monitorul de Dorna
"Monitorul de Dorna" gazette, in its number from March 23rd, 2016 describes the objectives, the outputs and the result after the implementation of "Green Processing of Wild Berries Social Enterprise".
The announcement of the completion of the project "Green Processing of Wild Berries Social Enterprise"
March 18th, 2016
Mountain Farmers' Federation Dorna ( FAMD ), together with its partners , /OPENFIELDS/ Foundation and NIBIO ( Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Researh ) announced the completion of the project "Green Processing of Wild Berries Social Enterprise" . The announcement was made at the conference held in Vatra Dornei , at the FAMD headquarters on the 18th of March, 2016.
The participants visited the berries, mushrooms and plants processing unit, this being the main output and investment of the project, a unit which will keep working to support diversification of the services offered by FAMD by supporting the capitalization of the natural resources existing in area.
"We are pleased that today we successfully accomplish the Romanian-Norwegian project, with FAMD being the leading partner. In a local economy that tends to block itself, we offer opportunities to capitalize the local products, which has a positive impact not only on the income of the locals involved, but also benefits for the health and nutrition of the customer. In what the energetic independence is concerned, the most difficult step was to surpass the bureaucracy an NGO has to go through in order to become a supplier of energy, connected to the national electricity system. " -declared Ing. Ioan Agapi, FAMD director
"Green Processing of Wild Berries Social Enterprise project adressed a few major and sensitive subjects regarding the local resources, the environment, in the same time having a social component. The Norwegian partners have enabled us the use of NIBIO's best practices and know-how. The Romanian partners adapted this information to the local context and reality. It is very important that the non-wood processing unit operates on green energy. Those interested in capitalization can learn from this success story and best practices that can guide their first steps." - said Dr. Ovidiu Spînu, OpenFields Foundation CEO
After taking all required steps, FAMD is a green energy producer!
The mandatory steps to obtain the documentation of energy supply include: getting the approval for the technical connection , the connection contract , the operational agreement, the supply contract, the agreement measuring certified connection . Each of these documents is backed up by a number of other documents such as property deeds, legal and technical opinions , certificates , building permits etc.
Training in Technological High-school, Iacobeni Suceava
On February 17th, the last training was held at the Technological High school "Suhar Liviu" from Iacobeni , Suceava County . Apart from capitalizing of mushrooms, berries, pine buds and products obtained from these, the students were interested in the possibility of combining nature trailing and photography, as a service that can be offered to the tourists in the area.
The presentation of the project
" Green processing of wild berries social enterprise"
January 20th 2016
On January 20th 2016, at the "Ion Luca High School from Vatra Dornei, Suceava County, students participated with great interest at the presentation of the project " Green processing of wild berries social enterprise". Open discussions took place on the subject of the benefits of non-wood products' capitalization.
An award won at the Ecotic Gala
At the end of 2015, within the Ecotic Gala, "Green Processing of Wild Berries Social Enterprise" Project, implemented by Mountain Farmers Federation “Dorna” together with Heifer Romania, won a award in the
Exchange visit in Norway
December 8 - 12
Between 8th and 12th of December, representatives of FAMD and Heifer Romania participated in an exchange of visit in Norway. On this occasion, the gracious hosts, ///representatives of our partners NIBIO/, the Norwegian research institute, enabled the guests visits to various farms. Another important outcome was getting to know different entrepreneurial initiatives and good models which can also be implemented in Romania .
The participants had a great time and everyone agreed that the visit was a success
The presentation of the project and the benefits of non-wood products' capitalization to the students from Dorna Candrenilor, Suceava county
Students from The Technological Highschool from Dorna Candreni, Suceava county, participated with great interest at the presentation of the project and of the benefits of non-wood products' capitalization. The students were particularly interested in the exploration of non-wood resource of the forrest in the most innovative ways: obtaining products from the pine nuts, ecotourism combined with photography and even the creation of various cosmetic products based on herbs and berries .
Training at Technological Highschool no. 1 from Cimpulung Moldovenesc
The students are eager to hear about the project and the advantages of capitalizing non-wood products.
Training at "Vasile Deac" Technological Highschool from Vatra Dornei
The students from forestry classes were very interested, asking many questions about the project and the advantages of capitalizing non-wood products
November 25, 2015
Mountain Farmers Federation "Dorna" in partnership with Heifer Romania and Innovation Norway held at FAMD headquarters, 11 Oborului Street, Vatra Dornei, the Communication of results conference of "Green Processing of Wild Berries Social Enterprise" project. This event aimed at informing participants about the project, presenting the project's results, different situations encountered during implementation and a visit in the processing unit.
Mountain Flavor comes to life - November 25, 2015
Mountain Farmers' Federation Dorna together with its project partner, Heifer Romania Foundation is pleased to announce that on 25th of November 2015, at the FAMD headquarters , took place the inauguration of the processing unit for berries, mushrooms and plants using renewable energy sources. The event drew various participants from NGOs , local government and other partners of the FAMD federation .
We were fortunate to have with us, Univ. PhD . Radu Rey , President of Romania Mountain Forum .
All participants had the opportunity to tour the production unit and taste the fresh apple juice obtained, bearing the "Aroma Mountain' logo.
Process equipment purchased are mounted at the FAMD location.
RNDR Conference - Marketing of mountain products - Actuality and perspectives
20 to 21 May 2015
Stages of preparation, installation of photovoltaic panels
Preparing the processing space
Project Opening Conference
December 8, 2014
Mountain Farmers Federation "Dorna" in partnership with Heifer Romania and Innovation Norway held at FAMD headquarters, 11 Oborului Street, Vatra Dornei, the conference marking the inaguration of "Green Processing of Wild Berries Social Enterprise" project. This event aimed at informing participants about the project, presented the partners involved in the program and project objectives.
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