Air temperature with 4 degrees more than the multiyear average, low and unequal quantity of rainfalls led to the organization of republican seminars regarding the existing problems in irrigation field and their solutions. The seminar had on its agenda aspects linked with irrigation applying in the Republic of Moldova, development of a durable agriculture, presentation of irrigation techniques.
The Ministry of Agriculture and Food Industry will keep under severe control the rhythmic assurance and without any delay of users ‘requests of water to irrigate agricultural crops. The ministry will also undertake actions in order to give an impulse to the process of creation of water users ‘association, working together productively on this purpose with local public administration authorities, the National Federation of Farmers and the National Federation of the Employers from Agriculture and Food Industry.
In order to extend the irrigated surfaces, starting with this year, the Government will subsidize the farmers who will apply dripping irrigation. The expenses for electric power used at water pumping are being subsidized from the budget. Those 166 stationary irrigation stations from the country can assure the irrigation of 60 thousand ha. Economic agents concluded 415 irrigation contracts with ,,Apele Moldovei’’ concern for a surface of 32 thousand ha, with 10 thousand more than in 2006.
The next republican seminar regarding irrigation problems will be held in Briceni, intended for farmers, economic agents from the North of Moldova.