15 Moldovan producers have signed contracts with Italian importers on hazelnut in chocolates. The foreigners appreciate Moldovan plant taste.
Ivan Guci started his business with small hazelnut farm in 2002. He has sought international market to export.
The producer along with other associates made a test export to Italy and received good results. Italians came and signed the first contracts this year. A kilogram of hazelnuts is sold two euros.
However, there is much work to do until you gain the markets of other countries.
At present, there are 400 hectares of hazelnuts in Moldova.