The Fruit Garden of Moldova project, funded under the EU4Business initiative, is rounding up its series of seminars across the country to raise awareness of opportunities available under the project.
The final seminar takes place on 19 March in the Făleşti rayon. Seminars were held in 30 districts all over Moldova between November 2018 and March 2019 (full schedule of seminars from January to March).
The seminars are aimed at agricultural producers, processors and exporters from the high value crop sector (fruits, berries, vegetables, potatoes, vines), viticulture and winemaking, post-harvesting management and storage, nursery operators, the floriculture and ornamental sector, medicinal herbs, horticultural related industries as well as rural tourism.
Fruit Garden of Moldova is part of the EU-funded DCFTA Initiative East, implemented by the European Investment Bank under the EU4Business initiative.
The seminars will sensitise farmers on the benefits and risks of horticulture, the opportunities offered by the Fruit Garden of Moldova project, as well as the conditions and procedures linked to accessing loans. It will also introduce auxiliary schemes and instruments (such as state subsidies, donor grants and credit guarantees). The events will also include visits to beneficiaries of past horticultural investments made by small and medium-sized farmers in the vicinity.
The DCFTA Initiative East – funded by the EU under the EU4Business initiative – aims to strengthen economic development in the countries which have signed an association agreement with the EU - namely Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine - by providing targeted financial and technical support to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in these three countries.