Moldova: Greenhouse tomato production may sharply decrease

According to the operators of the Moldovan market of resources for agriculture, tomatoes in Moldova will be grown in greenhouses of all types on a maximum of 100 to 300 ha in 2023. In previous years, the total area of greenhouse plantations in Moldova fluctuated between 1 000-1 500 ha, of which up to 60% were tomatoes.

EastFruit analysts identified two main problems that caused this on the eve of the new sales season. The first is the energy crisis, which suddenly made firewood and coal strategic raw materials. As a result, only greenhouse farmers that managed to stock up on energy resources last fall made production plans for the winter-spring of 2023. The rest did not even start buying seeds of tomatoes and other vegetables for early cultivation in greenhouses. Also, there will not be two production cycles – there will be only one, with harvesting in late spring – early summer.


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