The Republic of Moldova's relations with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations, based in Rome, whose main purpose is to eliminate world hunger, improve food, and coordinate the activities of governments in the fields of agriculture, forestry fishing industry. FAO also supports countries through research, specialization, development and practical applications, and provides assistance in calamities or disasters.
The Republic of Moldova became member of the FAO since 1995.
Ambassador of the Republic of Moldova in Rome, has been accredited as the Permanent Representative of the Republic of Moldova to the FAO in May 2014.
The FAO Representation in Moldova has been established at the end of 2014.
In order to prioritize the aid provided to the Republic of Moldova, the Government jointly with the FAO develops and approves the Country Framework Programs. The current program for 2016-2019 is setting priorities and outputs aligned with national policies for the agriculture sector, in particular the National Strategy for Agriculture and Rural Development of the Republic of Moldova (2014- 2020). Priority areas include a focus on increased competitiveness of the agri-food sector, sustainable agriculture and rural development, sustainable management of natural resources and disaster risk management.
In recent years, FAO has granted support to the Republic of Moldova through 15 projects worth nearly 2 mln. USD. In 5 other regional projects, our country was a beneficiary. It is about various areas of assistance and tangible results at the level of food safety, plant and animal health, drought protection, and new policies and skills for farmers and authorities. In particular, we appreciate FAO support for encouraging new irrigation technologies.
More detailed information can be accessed at the following link: www.fao.org/home/en