Moldova Fruct Association board of directors convened in meeting in northern country
11:52 | 05.11.2021 Category: Regional
Chisinau, 5 November /MOLDPRES/- Good practices for growing fruit and exporting were discussed by agricultural producers at the Board of Directors of the Moldova Fruit Association, held yesterday in the north of the country.
Among the topics discussed at the meeting were: export of fruit to alternative markets; subsidy policies in the sector; application of modern cultivation and production technologies; the need for irrigation systems and hail nets in order to ensure the quality and quantity of the crop; expanding the diversity of fruit varieties in our country.
"Producers and exporters of horticultural products must strengthen their entrepreneurial skills and be open to cooperation and association with other producers, in order to ensure the quality of production, as well as to withstand international competition. The potential of our country is significant, but it is not fully exploited. The commitment of the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Industry is to develop efficient policies in the agricultural sector, to facilitate farmers' access to financing funds and to diversify the sales markets ", said Minister Viorel Gherciu.
The members of the Association set the development plans for the next period, being included: training and technology transfer activities, strengthening the market position through proactive marketing and sales, initiating the export of fruits in maritime containers, etc.
At the same time, during the event, visits were organized on the modern plantations, to the refrigerated warehouses with state-of-the-art equipment and to the sorting and packaging houses. The Minister went to the super-intensive fruit farms in Negureni, Telenesti, and in the village of Rădeni, Straseni, where apple, cherry, plum, apricot and walnut trees are grown. Entrepreneurs presented the technologies applied in order to intensify crops, talked about harvest indicators, evolution and production volume.