Gabriel’s story: Giving agricultural waste a new life

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Rongo Design works with different kinds of waste from industrial partners and local farmers, combined with and a range of fungus species, to create 100% organic acoustic panels for interior design. These panels are then used in ecological building across Romania, giving waste a second life. Thanks to a loan under the EAFRD risk-sharing financial instrument, Rongo Design’s Founder, Gabriel Barta, was able to buy the proper equipment and start to scale up his business.

Small and medium-sized farms in Romania often have strained economic performance. This video case study shows how the EAFRD Risk Sharing Loan financial instrument plays a key role to facilitate access to finance for farmers in Romania, stimulating growth and job creation in the sector.


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