Moldovan research breeding institutions participated in the ESBN meeting in Poznan, 20 May

Dr. Alexandr BUDAC, leading scientific researcher from the Laboratory of Applied Genetics of the Institute of Genetics, Physiology and Protection, Republic of Moldova, represented the Moldovan research breeding institutions at the 2nd ESBN meeting in Poznan on 20 May 2019 and participated in the 3rd International  Leguminous Conference held on 21-25 May 2019. Dr. Budac presented his research work on soybean light use efficiency upon sufficient soil moisture. The aim of this study is to evaluate light use efficiency (LUE) of soybean plant leaves from instantaneous measurements over day and night.

This visit was organised in the framework of EU funded project for increasing the competitiveness of the Moldovan agri-food-sector (with special focus on the soya value chain), implemented by Donau Soja in Moldova. This EU financed and ADA managed project aims to improve existing quality standards and to strengthen capacities in vocational education and training in agriculture

Moldovan soya research and breeding society has been included into the European Soy Breeders’ Network ESBN (renamed at this meeting into ESIN: European Soya Improvement Network). A Moldovan delegation of researchers and soya breeders participated in the 1st ESBN meeting in November 2018, also with the support of the EU/ADA project.  

According to Donau Soja experts, that were involved in developing the Donau Soja position and input into the European Soya Improvement Network - to have the ESIN develop further so that it provides a good networking platform for Donau Soja, including relevant actors in Moldova. It should be mentioned that the Moldovan soya research community is not well developed. The way forward is likely to be in the wider areas of cropping system and agricultural system development.


This activity was organised in the framework of the EU funded project “Increasing the competitiveness of the agri-food sector through integration to domestic and global value chains in particular in the soya sector”, implemented by ADA in partnership with Donau Soja and ProDidactica NGO in cooperation with the Ministry of Agriculture, Regional Development and Environment and Ministry of Education, Culture and Research of the Republic of Moldova.