Government approves Moldova's Food Security Strategy for 2023-2030
17:37 | 09.11.2022 Category: Official
Chisinau, 9 November /MOLDPRES/ - The cabinet of ministers, at a today’s meeting, approved the Food Security Strategy of Moldova for 2023-2030. The goal consists in ensuring the physical and economic access of the citizens to sufficient, safe and nutritive food, necessary for meeting the food needs and preferences, in order to maintain an active and sound lifestyle, the government’s communication and protocol department has reported.
According to the Strategy, the enhancing of the food security will be ensured through the creation of premises of development of an efficient food, supply and efficient and resilient social protection system in emergency and crisis situations.
Thus, in the next eight years, the government’s efforts will be directed to the development of sustainable food systems and of risks management, in the context of crisis situations nationally and internationally. At the same time, emphasis will be put on the protection and improvement of the quality of life for the disadvantaged groups, of enhancing the competitiveness of food products, facilitating the international commerce, development of related branches of agro-food products and on the consolidation of the food products’ quality and safety.
According to the study made by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in 2019, the small and family farms from Moldova generate over 62 per cent of the overall agricultural production from Moldova, thus substantially contributing to all production of food products and food security in Moldova. Thus, another goal of the government for the next years is to increase the production in the agro-food sector through enhancing the productivity.