Moldova

Summary Sheet

Title:
Further support to agriculture, rural development and food safety in the Republic of Moldova
EU funded Twinning Project Number: MD 16 ENI AG 01 19

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Beneficiary Institution:
Ministry of Agriculture, Regional Development and Environment (MARDE)
Agriculture Intervention and Payment Agency (AIPA)
National Food Safety Agency (ANSA)

Member States:
Austria in cooperation with Lithuania and Poland

Member State Institutions:
Agrarmarkt Austria in cooperation with
the State Food and Veterinary Service (SFVS), Lithuania and
the Agency for Restructuring and Modernisation of Agriculture (ARMA), Poland

Project Start: 01.09.2020

Project duration: 24 month

Budget: 2,000,000 EUR

Estimated Short Term Expert Input: 1.039 working days

MS Project Leader:
Ms Sonja Schalud
Unit of International Cooperation of Agrarmarkt Austria
Contact: sonja.schalud@ama.gv.at

RTA 1:
Mr Rudolf Moser
Senior Expert of Agrarmarkt Austria
Contact: twinning.agrifood@gmail.com

RTA 2:
Ms Aušra Išarienė
Contact: twinning.agrifood@gmail.com

Overall project objective:
To support the development of the policy, legal and institutional framework for an effective development of Moldova’s agriculture and rural areas, in a way that they contribute to sustainable development, adaptation to climate change and the country’s transformation towards a green economy.

Project purpose:
To strengthen the institutional capacities of national public institutions Ministry of Agriculture, Regional Development and Environment (MARDE), the Agriculture Intervention and Payment Agency (AIPA) and the National Food Safety Agency (ANSA) in the design and implementation of agriculture, rural development and food safety policy and food safety and quality standards, in line with AA/DCFTA.

Mandatory Result 1: National Legislation, regulating quality policy and marketing standards mainly for live animals and animal products, are aligned with Union acquis and progress in the implementation of Title IV, Chapter 12 of the EU-Moldova Association Agreement is made

Mandatory Result 2: New policy and legal framework in line with EU policy for agriculture and rural development via the National Strategy and Programme for Agriculture and Rural development 2020 and beyond is adopted

Mandatory Result 3: Management of the rural development support measures in line with EU standards is improved

Mandatory Result 4: Operating structures monitoring and evaluation capacity and inclusive evidence based policy making is improved

Mandatory Result 5: Capacity of the Ministry of Agriculture, Regional development and Environment, its subordinated structure the Agriculture and Intervention Payment Agency, and the National Food Safety Agency for inclusive and evidence-based design and implementation of agriculture, rural development and food safety policy in line with the principles of public administration and the "better regulation guidelines", and development and implementation of food safety/quality/organic/marketing standards, in line with AA/DCFTA commitments are improved