The panel „THE BUSINESS – PARTNER AND STAKEHOLDER FOR GOVERNMENTAL REFORMS”
Ms Ana Groza
, FIA Executive Director addressed the “challenges related to climate change, which is expressed through an unprecedented drought, recently followed by heavy rains and floods, as in the rest of Europe. Moreover, according to the Global Drought Observatory Analytical Report, dated August this year, the situation is getting worse every year.
The Republic of Moldova has always positioned itself as an agrarian state, as agriculture is one of the defining sectors of the economy. At the same time, this sector does not register maximum productivity quotas, as it should, given the specific nature of the country, due to high costs and due to a series of other legal impediments, which functionally limits the access to investments in this area. In addition, related to the global warming, environmental changes, farmers are facing difficulties related to the irrigation of agricultural land.
In this regard, based on an open dialog, the authorities have demonstrated their openness and commitment in the context of the multiple crises and have approved a series of measures that have really come to support the farmers and to mitigate the consequences.
There was increased, en premier – the Agricultural Subsidiary Fund up to 1.8 billion MDL. As of today, there were assimilated 1,1 billion. 3000 farmers already benefited from this fund, which is with 45% more in comparison with previous years.
Therefore, the business community really appreciate the Government efforts and commitments to mitigate the above-mentioned challenges.”
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