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Plans of horticultural sector in Moldova addressed at conference

10:54 | 14.12.2021 Category: Economic

Chisinau, Dec. 14 / MOLDPRES /- Trends and innovations in fruit sector were recently presented at a Conference entitled Fruit Business in the Republic of Moldova. The event was organized by the Moldova Fruit Association in partnership with a project by the US Agency for International Development (USAID) High-Value Agriculture in Moldova, the Investment Agency and the Center for Export Promotion in Developing Countries (Netherlands).

At the forum, experts anticipated rising prices for the means of production and maintaining high logistics costs next season, saying "fruit growers need to focus on innovative technologies and renewable energy sources to be competitive in the export market." Or, the local horticulturists must analyze the varieties that are suitable with the conditions in the Republic of Moldova and are required on the new export markets, in order to establish intensive orchards with these varieties.

"We see several solutions to the challenges: cooperation of producers with exporters in strategic programs to penetrate and strengthen the position in the target markets, including the local one; training of producers and exporters in the implementation of unique quality standards and precision agriculture; continuous promotion of fruit in foreign markets. It is difficult to sell fruit where we are not known, our urge is for Moldovan producers and exporters to invest resources in promotion ", said Iurie Fală, executive director of Moldova Fruct.

Speakers at the conference mentioned that it is not only the marketing of the product that is important, but that producers need to analyze consumer preferences and current trends in the field, such as the implementation of good agricultural practices, organic production, etc.

"The Fruit Business Conference served as a platform for discussion and setting the directions that Moldovan horticulturists should follow. During the event, initiatives were presented to reduce the volume of energy and water used, the efficient use of fertilizers in soil and foliar. Practical recommendations were presented that deserve to be analyzed and implemented by Moldovan producers ", said Eugeniu Bumacov, agrobusiness specialist, Moldova Fruct.

The Fruit Business Conference in the Republic of Moldova is an event organized annually by the Moldova Fruit Association and is intended for leaders and specialists in the horticultural field. This year, the event took place online and was viewed by over 300 followers.

Photo: Moldova Fruct

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