The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) celebrates the World Food Day on October 16. As every year, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development joined the initiative of FAO to celebrate this day by organizing a fair in the courtyard of the institution, between 14 and 16 October 2016, where producers and processors will exhibit traditional products and products made after well-known recipes, as well as teas, oils, essences, handicrafts etc.
There will also be products registered on systems of European quality, such as plum jam Topoloveni (the first product with Protected Geographical Indication - PGI to Romania, in 2011), Sibiu Salami (the second product Protected Geographical indication - PGI to Romania in February 2016), the Ibăneşti cheese (the first product with Protected Designation of Origin - PDO for Romania in March 2016).
Along with European-certified Romanian products, one will also find the Țara Bârsei Smoked Bighead, Danube Smoked Mackerel and Saveni Pressed Cheese, products currently under various stages stages of acquiring protection "Protected Geographical Indication" (I.G.P.) in the European Union.
Visitors will also have the opportunity to find traditional products, registered within the traditional produce framework, such as eggplant hotchpotch, smoked raw meat, sausages, blackberries, or cranberries jam, sponge cake from Moldova, as well as produce coming from mountainous areas.
Fruit and vegetable producers will also attend the fair, together with beekeepers and wine or distilled spirits producers. Artisans will complete the rural image by showcasing Romanian traditional clothing or traditional floss silk weaved towels or other handicrafts.