Published in Scientific Papers. Series "Management, Economic Engineering in Agriculture and rural development", Vol. 12, Issue 3
Written by Mariana PERJU
The main objective of the research is to analyze and highlight forms of support for agriculture and rural development used in Republic of Moldova and to underline their impact on agrifood competitiveness. For this purpose the main directions of the State agricultural subsidy program have been considered, as well as the programs financed by donor’s community, including, European Union, World Bank, international Fund for Agricultural Development, United State Agency for International Development, Millennium Challenge Corporation and others. As result of this research had been established that Republic of Moldova has a number of sources of funding and support programs for agriculture and rural development, but their impact remains insufficient to ensure a good international competitiveness. In this context, during the process of the agricultural support policies and programs development, the priorities and needs of the sector have to be considered, and transparent and simple criteria have to be elaborated in such way to facilitate the access of farmers to existing sources of support.