The Party “Dignity and Truth Platform” (PPPDA) requested the Government and the Commission for Exceptional Situations to oblige stores that sell food products during the state of emergency to exhibit seasonal vegetables and berries on sale by ensuring the presence of at least 50% of national products on shelves, IPN reports.
The party’s vice president Alexandru Slusari told a press briefing that street trading in seasonal produce should be allowed in particular periods of time, by respecting all sanitary norms, based on certificates of origin issued by the mayor’s office.
The PPPDA also requests to allow trading in seasonal vegetables and berries at the place where these are grown.
The party asks that these measures should be taken urgently given the increased risk of insolvency faced by thousands of farmers who earned their living by growing and selling seasonal produce.
Given the epidemiological situation caused by the COVID-19 infection and the state of emergency declared in Moldova because of this, all the markets where small agricultural products could sell their products were closed.