ISSN 2284-7995, ISSN Online 2285-3952


Published in Scientific Papers. Series "Management, Economic Engineering in Agriculture and rural development", Vol. 21 ISSUE 2
Written by Alexandru CEBAN, Eugenia LUCASENCO

Apple production holds a significant share in the horticultural sector in terms of surface and value of production in the total output. The development of this sector has attracted the attention of many specialists and investors, which has contributed to the increase of production between 2005 and 2019 more than twice. The foreign trade in apples of the country is based on a positive trade balance, but there are also some specific risks that are to be investigated in this study. The paper aims to perform an analysis of the situation related to apple production in the Republic of Moldova, as well as the presentation of development trends in the sector. The analytical, descriptive and comparative research methods allowed formulation of conclusions on the current situation in the sector. Despite the decrease of planted area, there is a significant increase in apple production, starting with 2014, as a result of changing planting practices, choice of newer and more productive varieties required on markets. Planting of super intensive orchards in the Republic of Moldova has determined a high productivity in the last 4 years.

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