Moldovan president says goal of governance to develop competitive agriculture
15:45 | 27.11.2022 Category: Economic
Chisinau 27 November /MOLDPRES/ - President Maia Sandu today conveyed a message, on the occasion of the Day of Agriculture and Processing Industry Employee, in which she expressed appreciation for the people who work in this sector.
„I thank all farmers, big and small, for job they do. They do not only feed their family, community and country – they also provide jobs to hundreds of thousands of people from our villages. I thank also those who work in the processing industry and I encourage the entrepreneurs of this branch to enforce innovating environment-friendly technologies, in order to bring a tasty and sound product on the consumer’s table,’’ the head of state said in her message.
President Maia Sandu stressed that the authorities had come up with more support measures for the sector in this difficult years for everybody, including for the farmers. The subsidization fund in agriculture has grown by 1.75 billion lei against 1.1 billion in 2021 and the mechanism of allocating subsidies was improved. The access to subsidies for young farmers, women farmers and migrants who returned home willing to develop agricultural businesses was enhanced and the subsidies for the animal husbandry sector increased. The farmers also benefited from the compensation of the excise duty on diesel. The European Union also backed the agricultural producers of Moldova, in order to compensate the loss of the eastern markets, caused by the war in Ukraine, increased the quotas of export for seven agricultural products from Moldova.
„Our goal is to develop agriculture resilient to the climate changes and competitive. We should cultivate qualitative products, develop the processing branch and make out of the inscription Made in Moldova a natural thing on the markets of the world,’’ the Moldovan president also said in her message conveyed to farmers.
President Maia Sandu on 25 November signed a decree, under which she awarded state distinctions to a group of eight employees in the field, as a token of appreciation of the people who dedicated their lives to the agricultural sector.