Minister of Aeroculture and Food Industry Vladimir Bolea said there is no other more important sector with bigger potential than agriculture. Agriculture has been the most important sector of the national economy. It engages over 21% of the people able to work in daily activities. This determines the economic development basis and the main orientation direction of the Government policies. Also, the agricultural products account for about 40% of the exports, IPN reports.
“The year 2022 came with a multitude of problems. In the case of the Republic of Moldova, we have never had so many crises that overlap each other, but I’m firmly convinced that the Republic of Moldova, being an independent state and an EU candidate country, will succeed, as it did every time. Any difficult situation makes us stronger and more resilient to all the problems. By this way, I transmit our recognition to the international partners that support us and share their knowledge and experience with us,” the minister said in an event held on the occasion of the professional farmers’ day that is celebrated on November 27.
Attending the event, Prime Minister Natalia Gavrilița said the farmers are those who bring bread on the table, who create value in the economy, with agriculture offering jobs to a lot of people in villages and towns. “This year showed to us how vulnerable global food security can be and how important it is to have strong national agricultural producers able to satisfy the domestic market,” stated the official. For prodigious work in the agro-industrial sector and on the occasion of the professional day of agriculture and processing industry workers, the Premier handed over Government diplomas of honor to members of the agricultural community.
Scott Hocklander, Mission Director for USAID in Moldova, said agriculture is a key pillar of the Moldovan economy and remains the main employer in rural areas. USAID continues to invest in the agricultural sector as an engine for growth and rural development. This year was especially difficult due to the impact of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the increase in prices and the drought.
Romania’s Ambassador to Moldova Cristian-Leon Țurcanu said that agriculture is essential, is the main factor that contributes to the wellbeing of everyone and to a healthy development. The Moldovan agricultural products are recognized for their quality everywhere in the world and Romania is the main destination for Moldova’s exports.