Find out more about landgrabbing on our doorsteps

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Find out more about landgrabbing on our doorsteps

ARC2020 is organising a 10 day EU-wide Speakers’ Tour on Landgrabbing in Romania. The tour will see two speakers from Romania travel to European capitals and cities between April 21 – 30th to highlight, debate and raise public awareness on the social, environmental and economic impact of large scale land acquisition by both, foreign and national companies.

Find more background on ARC2020 website here

Read a new report from ECVC and the Hands of the Land network here


Programme: 

For more information on any of the events, please contact Stephanie Roth at [email protected]

THE SPEAKERS:

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Attile Szocs

Mr Attila Szocs was born in 1984. He holds a BSc. degree in enegineering and environmental sciences and a Masters in environmental and plant protection. In the past he worked as network administrator for companies consulting on EU agricultural funding. In 2009 he became project administrator of InfOMG one of Romania’s main anti-GMO campaign groups. Attila now works as administrator for EcoRuralis where he focuses on the CAP reform, landgrabbing, seed issues and agroecology. He is also the ARC2020. correspondent for Romania and Bulgaria. Attila speaks English, Romanian and Hungarian and understands some German. For more information visit www.ecoruralis.ro

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Dan Cismas

Mr Dan Cismas is a farmer and co-president of the EcoRuralis. He is a biodynamic farmer, planting vegetables, teas, and roses and he also produces cheeses and other dairy products. His farm covers 34 hectares and is situated in Topa, close to the town of Sighisoara. The farm is a popular destination for WWOOFers (World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms). Dan is fluent in Romanian and Hungarian. More information at http://fermatopa.ecosapiens.ro/

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