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UE Program: DEVELOPMENT OF RURAL AREAS IN THE REPUBLIC OF MOLDOVA (2017/389-857)
Component I:  Increasing the competitiveness of the agri-food sector in Moldova through integration to domestic and global value chains, in particular in the soya sector

Donor: European Union
Implementator: Austrian Development Agency (ADA), in partnership with Donau Soja International and Educational Center PRO DIDACTICA
Project duration: April 2018 – March 2021
Total project budget: 2,598,333 Euro

Beneficiaries: PART I of the action defines a wide target group embracing stakeholders along the GMO-free soya value chain (e.g. farmers, businesses), VET institutions (schools, colleges, CoE), research & development institutions and consumers

Overall goal: to increase the competitiveness of the agri-food sector through its integration into domestic and global value chains, in particular in the soya sector.

The specific objective of Part I of the action is to integrate Moldovan-grown soybeans into domestic and global value chains.

THE MAIN ACTIVITIES AND EXPECTED RESULTS:

Outcome 1: Capacities for innovation and education in agriculture in Moldova are enhanced

1.1.The introduction of new improved agricultural practices and improvement of the production of conventional and organic soybean;
1.2.The strengthening of the capacities of Moldavian R&D and Agricultural Knowledge and Innovation System (AKIS) organizations and the increase of their linkages with other parts of the European scientific community;
1.3. Enhancing capacities for innovation and education in agriculture in Moldova. Qualified workforce for effective work in agri-food sector.

Outcome 2: Access to markets is increased

2.1. The improvement of participation of value chain actors in domestic, regional and international markets;
2.2. The increase of communication of information related to high quality, local origin food and feed;
2.3. Advanced demand for certified and organic agri-food production national and foreign markets.

Outcome 3: Standards and certification are used to raise the performance of value chains

3.1. The establishment of the certification of production according to non-GMO Danube Region Standards;
3.2. The assessment of risks regarding GMO, pesticides and heavy metals in Moldovan soybean production.

Outcome 4: The policy and legal framework is promoting an enabling environment for quality standards in the agri-food sector, in particular in the soya sector

4.1. Competitive high-quality agri-food value chains with high standards of biosafety have continuous support by public institutions;
4.2. Promoting an enabling environment for ensuring quality standards in the agri-food sector (including organic agriculture and products). Alignment of policy documents and legal framework to EU quality standards.

PARTNER

Educational Center PRO DIDACTICA

Rima Bezede,
President
prodidactica@prodidactica.md
Contact:
Georgeta Mincu, project manager,
Contact: 0 22 54 19 94
gmincu@prodidactica.md

LIDER PARTNER

Public Association Representative Office in the Republic of Moldova of VEREIN DONAU SOJA Association from Austria

Viorel Gherciu, Director
office@donausoja.org

Minister agriculturii