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[EXP] The Jaglea family farm, seeking sustainability at the crossroad of tradition and innovation in the Carpathian, Romania.

Rural topic(s): Local food Chains, Access to land, Agroecology and agroforestry

Type: Success story

Date of writing: June 1, 2011

Author(s) of this page: Caroline Le Crouhennec


An organic farm located near Sibiu, in the Carpatians, which illustrates a new kind of farm in Romania,where tradition and innovation meet to form an emerging “new peasantry’. The Jaglea family practice a low-input, largely manual agriculture, which is certified organic and which seeks new ways to be economically, socially and environmentally sustainable. They process and market all their products directly, and took part in the creation of the first organic producers’ cooperative shop in Romania. One obstacle that they face in seeking to expand their activity is gaining access to more land in the vicinity of the farm.


See the detailed story in the document attached.


Source: Case study: the Jaglea family farm, seeking new ways to be economically, socially and environmentally sustainable. (Carpatian, Romania)




Scale of intervention : Local

Keywords: organic farming, local supply chain, peasant farming, local food processing, farmer’s shop, direct selling, traditional knowledge, innovation, higher added-value products, consumer producers partnerships, livestock farming

Places: Romania

Actors: small-scale farmer, farm

Methods: job creation