In the past, Moldova was one of the largest producers and processors of fruits in the former Soviet Union with most of the production exported to other Soviet republics. For this reason, Moldova was described as the “orchard” of the Soviet Union. Fruit production volumes hovered around 1 million tons
The Moldovan table grapes sector offers an important vehicle for income generation in rural Moldova. It is Moldova’s third largest high value agricultural (HVA) export product by value after apples and nuts, accessing a growing regional market.
This paper has been prepared to bring together the mass of information that has been gathered with respect to the tomato value chain in Moldova, including information about various end markets, production technologies, post-harvest practices, investment needs, relevant government policy and
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