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Increase of agricultural production and consultancy service in Moldova

Moldova’s economy is heavily dependent on the agricultural sector, which is its primary economic contributor and provides around 60 per cent of the country’s export revenues, more than 40 per cent of direct employment for its working population and substantially more than 50 per cent of employment when we include the working population who derive their income from agriculture-related sources.

According to the available sources, vast areas of Moldova, especially its rural areas, are affected by poverty and see some of the lowest wages, the highest labour emigration metrics and the greatest percentage of population at risk of social exclusion. The huge amount of economic emigration is a direct result of this situation. According to some statistics, nearly a million people have emigrated from Moldova in search of work (almost 25 per cent of the population and 45 per cent of the working population).

These catastrophic metrics are even more acute in the agricultural sector. The mass labour emigration from rural areas has had very negative economic and social consequences, of which the most significant include the depopulation of villages with the attendant departure of the most enterprising people, broken families, a lack of care for children and the elderly, and abandoned farms. There are also budgetary consequences: lower tax revenues and higher social expenditure, which has fundamentally limited Moldova’s development opportunities.

Because of this, activities aimed at enterprise development, uptake of innovations, job creation and improving the productivity and competitiveness of farms, all with the aim of securing food supply and growing exports, are of particular importance for the development of Moldova’s rural areas; these can have a direct positive impact on the material standing and living standards of Moldova’s rural population.

Increase of agricultural production and consultancy service in Moldova

The direct project objective was to provide support for innovative arable crop farms, the development of niche animal husbandry sector farms and the promotion of models for harvesting, processing and storage of foodstuffs on farms (at the producers’ premises). Support was planned for six model arable crop farms and eight animal husbandry farms in a total of 11 villages located across nine regions of Moldova.

Increase of agricultural production and consultancy service in Moldova

The following results were achieved upon project implementation:

- a plastic tunnel for growing cuttings and a biomass-fired boiler house with a heating system installation were built and equipped in the village of Braviceni;

- field crop machinery was procured, and an innovative high vine canopy training system was implemented in ​​a two-hectare sector I holding in the village of Vadul lui Isac;

- machinery for mechanical harvesting of almonds and nuts was purchased, and lines for their preliminary cleaning were installed in the villages of Carahasani and Bujeac;

- a cereal delivery system for a bakery was rolled out, a building was renovated, and equipment for loading, sorting, cleaning and weighing cereals as well as a truck for their transportation were procured in the village of Bălăureşti;

- a poultry incubator and brooder was renovated in the village of Mereni, and a quail farm holding was thoroughly modernised in the village of Corlăteni;

- the first stage of construction and modernisation of four rabbit farms (construction of a farm, a slaughterhouse, a cold store and freezer, and a feed dryer) and one goat farm (photovoltaics, a well, etc.) were completed in the villages of Speia, Chetros, Braviceni and Telita;

- construction works were completed and a range of equipment (honey mixers, trailers for transportation of beehives and apiculture devices) was procured for a honey processing plant in the village of Mingir.