Igor Dodon met with a delegation of the International Fund for Agricultural Development

President of the Republic of Moldova Igor Dodon met with a delegation of the International Fund for Agricultural Development led by its vice president Donald Brown.

The Moldovan leader welcomed the foreign delegation to our country and praised IFAD's interest in the Republic of Moldova.

I expressed gratitude for the valuable financial assistance in the amount of $124 million rendered to our country during more than 19 years of the Fund’s representative office activities in Moldova.

In addition, we discussed joint projects underway. We are talking about the Agricultural Program for Inclusive Economic and Climate Sustainability and Agricultural Sustainability Project, which are aimed at increasing productivity and competitiveness, increasing investment, improving entrepreneurs' access to markets, increasing the ability of farmers to adapt to climate change, etc.
,” said Igor Dodon.

A separate discussion point was the IFAD VIII Program, entitled “Talent Retention Project for Agricultural Transformation.” It will be implemented in 2019-2024 and should be approved for funding at a meeting of the IFAD Bureau in December this year. The total cost of the project will be $50.5 million, it provides for the creation of 1,000 jobs, construction and / or reconstruction of 30 km of roads to the agricultural production zone, allocation of funding for 820 farmers and another 20 infrastructure projects in the field of irrigation.

Agriculture is a strategic sector of our country, and adaptation of agricultural producers to climate change and stimulating the growth of agricultural activity should be the objects of special attention of all relevant state institutions.

I assured the delegation that the political instability in Chisinau would not harm cooperation with the International Fund for Agricultural Development and other external partners of the Republic of Moldova
,” said the President of Moldova.

Published: 15:17 11/11/2019

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