Moldova farmers receive 200 million lei in aid
The Government of Moldova has approved the allocation of 200 million lei (US$10 million) in financial assistance to farmers affected by the crises of 2022.
Prime Minister Dorin Recean said that the aid is a joint effort of society to support farmers. He added that measures will be taken to make the agricultural sector more technological and less vulnerable to external factors.
The financial aid will go to the accounts of some 3,000 small and medium-sized farmers in the Republic of Moldova.
Farmers in several parts of the country have returned to protests after a break of several weeks. They are demanding temporary restrictions on the import of wheat, maize, rapeseed and sunflower from Ukraine. They are also demanding that the Port of Giurgiulesti be obliged to export only agricultural production of domestic origin between July 1 and December 31, 2023, and that all subsidy debts for 2022 be paid by July 1.
The government has said that it is open to dialogue with the farmers and that it will consider their demands.