Agricultural mechanisation in Romania — a real need

Two of the main objectives of the farmers wanting to maintain efficient performance levels are to maximise output and cut costs. They have to keep tabs on several factors if they are to achieve those targets, with mechanisation being one that plays a key role. Romania has the sixth-largest utilised agricultural area of all EU countries and is among the world’s top ten exporters of wheat and maize. However, Romanian farming is under-mechanised and adversely affected by the fragmentation of land ownership, lack of capital and irrigation systems and a lack of training among farm workers.

Through which instruments does the Commission support the Romanian authorities in encouraging farmers to develop agricultural infrastructure?