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First digital agricultural library launched in Moldova

10:58 | 15.09.2021 Category: Economic

Chisinau, 15 September /MOLDPRES/- media platform, in partnership with the USAID APM and Tekwill - USAID and Sweden, launched the first digital agricultural library which will provide young people studying agricultural specialties, farmers and others from the agricultural sector with reliable sources of information on modern production technologies included in useful guides.

Luminița Crivoi, Director, said that the library is a platform accessible to all, in which guides and books set up by some of the best specialists in the country and abroad will be integrated. "Each user will be able to download the necessary information and find similar publications depending on the chosen topic," said Crivoi.

Scott Hocklander, head of the USAID mission in Moldova, noted that the use of digital technologies is a prerequisite for an efficient exchange of knowledge in a modern agricultural sector, and online access to information is particularly important in conditions of mobility and limited physical encounters by COVID-19 pandemic.

"Continuing education and the implementation of new agricultural practices and innovative technologies is a critical element for developing and maintaining a successful agricultural business. To this end, USAID has partnered with the initiative to develop an agricultural digital library, which will be a secure platform for access to agricultural information and educational materials for a wide audience in Moldova - farmers, youth, academia and the diaspora who would be interested in developing business in the country. We are excited that more development partners and local organizations have joined this initiative promoted by USAID and the business community, and the volume of educational resources available to farmers and students is constantly growing. We are convinced that the online agricultural library will be a valuable digital tool for the agricultural sector in Moldova and will contribute to speeding up innovation and use of state-of-the-art technologies in the sector ", said Hocklander.

Statistics show that over 850,000 Moldovans work in agriculture and generate about 13% of the country's GDP annually.



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