AFC supports solar investments in Moldova’s agriculture
When AFC started the technical assistance for the EIB “Fruit Garden of Moldova” credit operation, solar investments were soon identified as a topic with high potential. AFC brought together the right partners from public and private sector, and fruit producers now start applying for loans for solar investments. The first 100 KW net-metering project on the cold store of the Plamadeala family has just been commissioned.
The production of fruits is the backbone of Moldova’s agriculture. The country produces apples for the Russian market as well as stone fruits and table grapes both for the Russian and the EU markets. A greening strategy for agriculture in Moldova therefore best looks at environmental investments in horticulture that at the same time make production more profitable and reduce vulnerability.