Farmers across the country have started to collect the autumn harvest. Farmers, but also representatives of the Ministry of Agriculture said that because of spring hail and frosts, the harvest will be smaller than last year.
Disasters have affected seven districts of the country. However, farmers whose orchards have not been affected by disasters are fortunate.
To gather fruit from 38 hectares of apple trees that we have, Victor Rovenco from Olanesti village, Stefan Voda district, has hired 70 people. 700 tons of "Gala" apples have already been picked and have reached the warehouse.
Farmer hopes to harvest 1,600 tons of apples. Most will be exported.
Ministry of Agriculture expects a harvest of 250 000 tonnes of fruit on the nearly 55 thousand hectares in our country, with nearly 60 thousand tonnes less than last year.