Wine Sector Upgrading

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2010 - 2010
The project aims to address structural weaknesses in the Moldovan wine industry sector while improving the quality of wine production. The wine sector, almost exclusively composed of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), accounts for about 30% of the Republic of Moldova's exports and employs approximately 15% of the economically active population.

The sector is therefore of paramount importance for the Republic of Moldova, both economically and socially. The project targets selected investments in the wine production process, from vineyard to final packaging and dispatch, related to the production of bottled quality wines of Protected Designation of Origin or Protected Geographical Indication. A contribution from NIF was sought to fund much needed Technical Assistance to facilitate the successful absorption of the EIB loan by the Moldovan wine sector. The aim of the project is to contribute to the diversification and expansion of Moldova's export markets for wine, improve the sector's revenue base and support rural employment.

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