Visit of Director-General FAO in Moldova

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Director-General of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO / Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations), José Graziano da Silva during his first visit to Moldova acquainted with the four projects implemented by the East Foundation under the Polish Aid programme. FAO official delegation visited on 06.04.2014, the village Braviceni (Orhei region), place of a pilot program for sustainable development of rural regions carried out in 2010-2013 by a coalition of Polish and Moldovan NGOs. Guests highly appreciated the quality of the implemented projects and offered future cooperation (after opening of the FAO office in Chisinau, planned in autumn 2014).

The UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) will open its representation office in Moldova. The topic was discussed at a meeting between Prime Minister Iurie Leanca and FAO Director-General Jose Graziano da Silva.

On 7.04 2014 FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva and the Minister for Agriculture and Food Industry of the Republic of Moldova Vasile Bumacov signed a host country agreement, under which FAO will establish a permanent representation in Chisinau. Jose Graziano da Silva showed optimism about Moldova's rural development, highlighting the present potential and opportunities offered by the new framework programme for 2014-2015. The document sees four important cooperation trends: adjustment of agriculture policies and rural development to the EU standards and requirements, conservation and management of natural resources, disaster risk management and sustainable agriculture. Financial means to implement the projects set in the framework programme are provided from the donor contributions attracted by FAO, as well as from FAO own resources.