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15 July 2014 | 13:16
The European Times: Future of agricultural sector in Moldova is in EU
Moldovan Agriculture and Food Minister Vasile Bumacov said in an interview for the international publication "The European Times" that the efforts of the ministry he leads are directed towards promoting agriculture as a key factor in the economy.
"Many people believe that Moldovan agriculture is not important, but this is a mistake. Agriculture is what we do. The agricultural sector contributes about 42% to the Moldovan exports, and in 2013, this sector grew by 38%, contributing significantly to the country’s GDP growth, increasing it by 8.9%. With reforms and investments necessary and appropriate, including food processing, agriculture can help Moldova to meet the criteria for EU membership," the official told "The European Times".

The minister pointed out the challenges that Moldovan farmers are facing, highlighting the difficulties in obtaining financing. He said it has launched reforms in food safety to meet EU standards and to help educate farmers on how to use the technology and identify the best methods to increase their yield.

Asked what are the objectives for the future of agriculture of Moldova, Vasile Bumacov said: "The future of agriculture in Moldova is in the EU. The European Union can provide not only funding, but also technology transfer, market, and can be a partner in the fight against corruption ".
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