First Agriculture Women 's Gala held in Chisinau
13:40 | 17.06.2022 Category: Economic
Chisinau, June 17 / MOLDPRES /- For the first time, the Agriculture Women's Gala was held in Moldova yesterday, an event that aims to promote, appreciate and recognize the efforts and contribution of women who have invested financial resources, time, work and knowledge for the development of our country's agriculture.
"We are glad that the number of ladies who have the courage to invest in agriculture and to manage agricultural business efficiently is growing. Despite the fact that we are in a situation when we face several problems in the region, the ladies manage to develop the agricultural sector. Of all the beneficiaries of last year's subsidies, 18% were women, benefiting a total of 260 million lei from the state budget. These actions ensure the modernization of the agricultural sector, the food security of the country and the diversification of business ", Minister of Agriculture and Food Industry Viorel Gherciu said.
The event presented the success stories of women in agriculture, who have achieved outstanding performance and can share their own experiences. Afterwards, the ladies were awarded prizes to encourage the involvement of women in agriculture and to reward excellence.
According to the Ministry of Agriculture, in the Republic of Moldova there are over 800 women who run agricultural businesses and over 750 women engaged in agriculture, about 16% less than men. In 2021, 24 start-up projects were launched and managed by women farmers. At the same time, over 55% of all subsidized start-up projects are managed by women farmers.