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Moldova

 

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COUNTRY INFORMATION:
-    area:   33.846 km²
-    Inhabitants:     3,6 Mio

FOOD STUDY PROGRAMMES

Technical University of Moldova:

Bachelor Programmes  
 Technology of Wine and Fermented Foodslink
 Catering Technology and Managementlink
 Food Technologylink
 Food Industry Engineering and Managementlink
 Industrial Biotechnologylink
 Master Programmes  
 Quality and Safety of Food productslink
 Food Engineeringlink
 Vineyard & Winery Managementlink
 Food Industry Engineering and Managementlink
 PhD Programmes  
 Technology of Foods of Plant Origin (code 253.01)link
 Technology of Foods of Animal Origin (code 253.02)link
 Technology of Alcoholic and Non-Alcoholic Beverages (code 253.03)link

 Practical Scientific Institute of Horticulture and Food Technology:

PhD Programmes  
 Technology of Foods of Plant Origin (code 253.01)link
 Technology of Foods of Animal Origin (code 253.02)link
 Technology of Alcoholic and Non-Alcoholic Beverages (code 253.03)link

 

 

COMPANY/INDUSTRY ORIENTED TRAINING: Different trainings in the field of food industry offered by the national institute of Standardization



FOOD INDUSTRIES :  

-Total Number of Enterprises (including SMEs): 1308 units (for 2012 year according to the National Bureau of Statistics: www.statistica.md);

-Small and Medium-sized Enterprises quota:  % 64;

-Employees (including SMEs): 870,468 thousand people

 

-Export of Food, including Agro-business:   517,2 mil. dollars ($ )for January-June period according to the national Bulletin of statistics: www.statistica.md);

-Import of Food, including Agro-business: 366,8  mil. dollars ($ )for January-June period according to the national Bulletin of statistics: www.statistica.md);

 

Republic of Moldova offers very favorable conditions for growing cereals, fruits and vegetables and is famous for its rich wine industry. According to the officials, viticulture and wine-making in Moldova account for 20 percent of the national PIB. At present Moldova has 115,000 hectares planted with vines, although only 25 percent of these are young vineyards. The subsidies provided by the Government for newly planted vineyards will be increased by 20 percent a year between 2010 and 2012. It is expected that wine production will be exempt from excise duties as of 2012 [1].

In 2011 the World Bank identified the agro-food sector as one of Moldova’s growth industries.

Also, Republic of Moldova is showing growth in the production of organic products with substantial government support and within the existing regulations. The area of land planted with organic products grew from 0.44 percent in 2005 to 1.7 percent in 2010. The number of registered producers is only 210, and they currently concentrate mainly on producing fruit, grapes, soy beans, nuts and oilseeds, with a trend for also cultivating cereals. Organic exports account for more than 11 percent of all agriculture exports [2].

Besides, Republic of Moldova is the biggest producer of organic agro-food products among the CIS countries [3].

All these create a large number of favorable conditions for developing national food sector. The food and beverage industry forms a large part of the economy, generating 5.7 percent of GDP. In 2009, the food and beverage industry generated US$ 830 million, which represents 51.2 percent of manufacturing output and about 40 percent of manufacturing value added. Per capita output amounted to US$ 233.7. The industry grew steadily at about 22 percent a year between 2001 and 2006, after which output decreased by 13.5 percent.

In 2009, the food and beverage industry employed 32,400 people (or 39.7 percent of the entire manufacturing labour force) [4].

Processing units in sub-sectors such as dairy, meat, fruit and vegetables and wine production are situated closer to the raw material production areas in the Republic of Moldova.

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[1] http://www.sauron.md/en/higher_subsidies-92.html

[2] Research Institute of Organic Agriculture FiBL and International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements IFOAM, 2012, http://www.organic-world.net

[3] H.Willer&L.Kilcher (2012) The World of Organic Agriculture - Statistics and Emerging Trends 2012. Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL), Frick, and International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM), Bonn

[4] The number of enterprises is taken from the National Bureau of Statistics of Moldova: http://www.statistica.md/category.php?l=en&idc=127&

 

Source:

http://www.fao.org/fileadmin/user_upload/Europe/documents/Publications/AI_briefs/AI_breiefs2012/fao_moldova.pdf

 

Individual Members:

 

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Practical Scientific Institute of Horticulture and Food Technology