Gradina Moldovei

Garden of Moldova represents a living lab of agroecological practice allowing the organization to lead in knowledge development and formation for agroecology (as defined by FAO) in Moldova. It is also a space for production of locally adaptable and culturally acceptable varieties of crops, thus being a unique source of peasant-bred seeds. It has been working with the project Eco-village in Riscova and recently tested TAPE (Tool for Agroecological Performance Evaluation) with the community members. In 2020 the organization took part in Bond project (Bringing Organizations & Network Development to Higher Levels The Farming Sector in Europe) and is currently part of the PACE Project (Peasant Agroecology in Central Asia and Eastern Europe).

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Job Offers

Volunteer work / honorary work

Gradina Moldovei
Str. 31 August 1989, 100, ap.6
Chișinău, MD-2004 Republic of Moldova

Agroecology centre: Rn. Ialoveni, sat. Cigîrleni, MD-7715

Phone +373 (0)79 23 7925


Communities and Citizens – Ambassadors of Agroecology

The project offered to the general public information and training in agroecology with several thematic seminars. As a priority, this project was addressed to the rural community to provide knowledge in the field of organic farming to increase the added value of agricultural produce. One seminar was specifically dedicated to young people to raise awareness of agroecology for a prosperous and healthy future. At the end, an agrobiodiversity festival was organized. Experts and collectors of various vegetable varieties from Moldova, Romania, France and Belgium gathered to exchange knowledge, experience and seeds.

Project Website

Project Partner
Mouvement des Femmes Semencières

Funding Agencies
Fundația Est-Europeană / East Europe Foundation – Moldova

Agrobiodiversity festival in 2017


The Tool for Agroecology Performance Evaluation (TAPE) is an innovative framework to evaluate the performance of agricultural systems and create global evidence on how agroecology supports the transition to sustainable food systems at different scales and locations and to inform policy-making. Following a request by FAO Member Countries, this tool was developed
through a participatory process involving a large number of FAO technical divisions as well as external partners. As the last step in its development and with the support of many local partners, TAPE is currently undergoing a piloting process in different regions worldwide to fine tune its application, ensure its local adaptability and global data robustness.
Through a partnership with Schola Campesina, the International Agroecology Training based in the Bio-district, Centre, FAO hosted a virtual training session on how to pilot the tool in Kyrgyzstan, Georgia and Bosnia and Herzegovina. The training was followed by a field-testing of TAPE in 14 farms of the Bio-district. The methodology piloted and applied in Italy is currently been replicated in the Balkans, Caucasus and Central Asia. With the strong support of national partners from Kyrgyzstan (Nomadic Livestock Keepers’ Development Fund and ADI), Georgia (Elkana) and Bosna and Herzegovina (Agroecology and Community Seed Bank Initiatives), data has been collected and jointly analyzed throughout the year. Once the piloting phase has been concluded in the different regions, a global validation workshop will be conducted to adjust and fine-tune the methodology and agree on next steps with implementing partners.

Project Website

Project Partner
Schola Campesina, FAO REU

Funding Agencies
FAO REU, Schola Campesina

Piloting TAPE in Riscova, Moldova in 2021


PACE (Peasant Agroecology in Central Asia and Eastern Europe). The project aims to strengthen agroecology and peasant seed systems by building up cross-regional exchanges and networks in the Eastern European and Central Asian region with special focus on women’s leadership. The collaboration will strengthen an emerging food sovereignty and agroecology movement in Eastern Europe where the level of grassroots organization is lower than in other regions. This peasant-led collaborative is bringing together partners united in the struggle for food
sovereignty at the grassroots and policy level. The added value of the collaborative lies in bringing together national and regional peasant-led organizations, grassroots movements and public institutions who are combining different experiences, roles, knowledge and capacities needed for food system transformation.

Project Website

Project Partner
European Coordination Via Campesina (ECVC), EcoRuralis, ELKANA,
Agency of Development Initiatives (ADI), Zan va Zamin

Funding Agencies
Agroecology Fund

First PACE meeting in Brussels, Belgium in 2020



Climate change, Nature protection, Soil protection, Water protection, Sustainable agriculture, Farmers' rights and food sovereignty

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Project Regions

Republic of Moldova

Project Donors

Fundația Est-Europeană / East Europe Foundation – Moldova

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Moldovan NGO ID

101 56 20 00 61 31