The Monsanto Europe Corporate Engagement team has just returned from visiting the beautiful city of Timisoara in Romania, and the annual Romanian Farm Progress Show, last week in the region of Banat.
Our three days were filled with great experiences and knowledge sharing from our gracious hosts. This included a visit to the Timișoara Orthodox Cathedral, a Romanian Orthodox building constructed over 70 years ago; the square where the Romanian Revolution started in December 1989; the second largest vineyard in Western Romania, Cramele Recas established in 1447, that has won many awards for its wines; and a 17 hectare (one hectare is 10,000 m2) plot of a larger farm that generates a few thousand kilogrammes of maize per hectare annually.
As around 43% of Romania’s economy is linked with agriculture, a six-out-of-ten year drought has been particularly hard for some Romanian farmers. But with the help of our Monsanto DEKALB® teams and hybrid crops that are drought tolerant, these farmers are weathering the storm with a better harvest.
Rather than describe our experiences further we’ve selected the best photos to show you what it was like from the city of Timisoara to the farm lands of Banat. Here is why a picture is worth a thousand words: