The third and last meeting of the three Thematic Working Groups (TWGs), which have been established and operate under the National Rural Network (NRN) of Moldova, took place on Thursday 28th of February 2019 at Summit Convention Center, Chisinau.
The 3 TWGs have been launched by the NRN Management Committee on its meeting if 2nd of November on the following specific themes:
- TWG1: Agriculture and Environment, with the topic for this year: “Irrigation and sustainable use of underground waters”;
- TWG2: Food processing, with the topic for this year: “Processing of small scale traditional agrofood products”;
- TWG3: Rural Development with the topic for this year: “Rural tourism – challenges and perspectives”;
The aim of the meeting was to formulate and agree on the final conclusions and recommendations for the Final Reports on the three subjects under examination. The 3 TWGs are intended to organise an open public Conference in Chisinau next April, where they will present their conclusions and recommendations of their work to the relevant Ministry officials, governmental bodies and public competent organisations and ask their voice to be heard.
The creation of the National Rural Network is a collaborative action between two projects both financed by the European Union Delegation in Moldova: “Technical Assistance for the implementation of the Sector Reform Contract: European Neighborhood Programme to Agriculture and Rural Development (ENPARD) and “Facilitating active engagement of the civil society actors in the agro-rural policy dialog”.
The beneficiary of the projects is the Ministry of Agriculture, Regional Development and Environment (MARDE) and the National Rural Network of Moldova respectively.
Additional information on the event can be obtained from the ENPARD Technical Assistance Project (Ms. Tatiana Plosnita – firstname.lastname@example.org, +373 69178484).