The meeting of project coordinators in Opole 25th-26th Feb.2019
The representatives of farmers from the Czech Republic, Romania, Spain, Portugal, French Guiana and Poland met in Opole. The aim was to exchange project experience and to plan project meetings within two-year long cooperation. Everything under the project „ Agropuzzle 4” which is realised within „Erasmus+” project. The participants get to know the way how farming works in the countries involved in the project, additionally, thanks to international visits they will learn with their own eyes how agricultural system works in French Guiana, Spain and Podlasie region in Poland.
All representatives of the countries involved in the project took part in the meeting. During the meeting in Opole, the coordinators reviewed the project application once again and thoroughly discussed all the most important objectives of the project.
The coordinators agreed the framework of the cooperation and financial settlement in the project. The initial outline of the first partnership meeting in Poland, in autumn 2019 in Podlasie, was thoroughly discussed. The initial plan of the meeting was presented and the strategy of work on the main products of the project: "Book of herbs" and "Book of bees" was proposed. The partners initially exchanged information on their participation in the meeting and the principles of cooperation between young people and staff, and expressed their willingness to continue cooperation in the future.
During the meeting the group met with the Board of Chamber of Agriculture and explored the city of Opole.
The Agropuzzle 4 project has started.
- Electronic "Agropuzzle 4" magazine nr 1 Good start
- Electronic "Agropuzzle 4" magazine nr 2 Good start
Chambers of Agriculture History in Poland
The earliest Chambers of Agriculture were established on Polish land under Prussia rule. At first they were based on legal solutions of states under rules. The beginning of new era in the Chambers of Agriculture history in Poland came into existence when the Interwar Period legislation began (1919-1939). Chambers of Agriculture organization of that period matched the highest expectations of contemporary theory and economic self-government practice. The present Chambers of Agriculture in Poland have a system of public low corporation with a compulsory membership. However, their possibilities are definitely lower than those in the period of II Republic of Poland and those which are in the European Union. Agricultural self-government in Poland do not come to farmers' expectations. Changes related to Chambers of Agriculture organization in Poland should aim towards giving them such assignments, authority, financial and practical instruments to have a real influence on both rural and agricultural development according to West- European solutions.
Mr. Herbert Czaja had been the President of the Chamber of Agriculture for 17 years. On the 3rd of September Mr. Marek Froelich was elected the new President of the Chamber in Opole.