Moldova Agricultural Competitiveness Project invites farmers to apply for a grant under...

Moldova Agricultural Competitiveness Project invites farmers to apply for a grant under the 7th Call of the Post-Investment Grant Program for Sustainable Land Management

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The World Bank’s “Moldova Agricultural Competitiveness Project” (MAC-P) together with the Ministry of Agriculture, Regional Development and Environment and the Agency for Intervention and Payments for Agriculture is launching the 7th Call of the Post-Investment Grants Program “Sustainable Land Management”.

Agricultural producers from all over the country, except those in the cities of Chisinau and Balti, who apply sustainable land management practices and technologies, thus ensuring soil health and productivity, are eligible to apply.

The post – investment grant will reimburse 50% of the eligible investment amount, with a ceiling of $ 20,000 per farmer.

Under this Program, grants will be awarded to farmers who after November 1, 2017 have purchased new No-till and Strip-till agricultural machines and equipment and/or applied sustainable land management practices such as: creation of vegetative filtration strips, contouring, application of pest control measures, agroforestry measures, soil improvement, hydrotechnics, application of rainwater capture systems etc.

Details on eligible investments can be found in the Grant Operations Manual of the Post-Investment Grants Program “Sustainable Land Management” (http://www.capmu.md/2016/05/linia-de-granturi-doi/)

The post – investment grants program for SLM implies free consultancy services for all agricultural producers interested in the program!

Applications shall be submitted to AIPA Territorial Offices no later than 31.05.2018. The grants will be provided within the limits of available financial resources!

To date, financial support was provided to a total number of 165 beneficiaries of the SLM program, in a total amount of approx. 38 million lei (the equivalent of USD 1.9 million). The average amount of a grant received by farmers is 232.8 thousand lei.

MAC-P is a project implemented in Moldova with the financial support of the World Bank, the Swedish Government, the Global Environmental Facility and the Government of the Republic of Moldova. MAC-P aims to increase the competitiveness of the country’s agri-food sector by supporting the modernization of the food safety management system, facilitating farmers’ access to markets and integrating environmental farming practices and sustainable land management.

 

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