Development Policy Foundation
Development Policy Foundation2 weeks ago
Agro TV Moldova on Development Policy Foundation incubated and Polish aid Moldova and Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs / Välisministeerium supported project. The action was delivered by Gmina Tarczyn_ GOGU Winery Căușeni and Peipsi Koostöö Keskus / Peipsi Center for Transboundary Cooperation
Development Policy Foundation
Development Policy Foundation
Development Policy Foundation2 weeks ago
We are excited to inform you that the first mobile cold press juice has successfully arrived at the municipality of Causeni (Moldova). This machine is the first of its kind in Moldova. Just today, it had its first test run with apples and pears, with the participants of today’s transfer ceremony. The juice press allows farmers to turn the excess crops into profit, which is especially essential in the current times of unstable food market prices. This innovative solution creates a motivation for managing and protecting local high-rise orchards, which is a crucial factor in maintaining the Stefan Voda region's ecological corridor. The mobile juice press will be operated by a local NGO, aimed to promote local incentives and local ownership. It will have a small fee applied to those interested in using the machine for processing from 200 kg of fruit and the machine can juice most of the fruits in the region. The cold juice press also allows users to add herbs to modify the end product’s flavor. The juice press is to be further expanded with a destoner, allowing stone fruit processing and expanding its user base even further

Today’s ceremony was attended by mayors of Causeni and Tarczyn, the representatives from Development Policy Foundation, along with representatives from the Polish Embassies in Moldova and Estonia.

The mobile cold juice pressing line was delivered under two fully synergized projects co-funded in equal parts by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland within the scope of the Polish Development Assistance Programme: Polish aid Moldova ; as well as the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs / Välisministeerium / Välisministeerium, within the framework of Rahvusvahelise Arengukoostöö Keskus (Estdev) Estonian Centre for International Development.

The project was conducted based on the cooperation between Gmina Tarczyn_ and Primaria Causeni and out with the assistance from Development Policy Foundation, acting as a know-how provider and Peipsi Koostöö Keskus / Peipsi Center for Transboundary Cooperation
Development Policy Foundation
Development Policy Foundation1 month ago
Charrette at Wosia Market, Tobelo, Northern Halmahera facilited by Development Policy Foundation unveils as a genuinely exquisite public consultation event. An enthusiastic part of the community of buyers and sellers of Wosia Market hranessed by the committed moderators - "opinion fishers's" - the local civil servants of the Regency of North Halmahera, brought about a tonn of directly applicable tips and suggestions as per Wosia Market Hall to be rehabilitated! Follow us for updates!
Development Policy Foundation
Development Policy Foundation1 month ago
Development Policy Foundation molded the project idea, designed the proposal and stands as a chief know-how provider for this outrightly successful participatory co-creation event in charrette formula at Wosia Market, Tobelo, Northern Halmahera! Stay tuned for updates!
Development Policy Foundation
Development Policy Foundation2 months ago
ENG:
We are happy to announce the conclusion of yet another successful project! Today, the final activity (Evaluation, follow up and scale-up session: PROTE-MOS and Beyond) of the ‘PROTE-MOS: Ecosystem Neutral Excess Sludge Minimization Tech for Moldova’ took place in the Polish Aid supported Pavilion by the R30 road in Antonesti. The initiative was implemented by PROTE Technologie dla Środowiska with the Development Policy Foundation's assistance in project execution, provision of know-how and expertise.

The project aims to adjust and transfer genuinely pioneering, cost effective, easily adaptable Polish bio-industrial water treatment know-how: piloting and mainstreaming smart, versatile, sewage treatment MD fine-tuned technology, curbing the amount of dangerous sludge at all major design (old, retrofitted and new) sewage treatment plants: PROTE-MOS. Raw communal sludge, likewise in Moldova, is not safe and it cannot be used directly as a fertilizer. It contains, inter alia, micro-plastic, pharmaceuticals, hormones, microfibers, and toxins. The less sludge the better: this is what PROTE-MOS is delivering. PROTE MOS does not require investment in hardware or infrastructure at the plant and does not interfere in the design of the sewage treatment plant: it’s cheap and universal. PROTE-MOS creates optimal conditions for micro-flora and intensifies its metabolism right in the treatment basins, employing exclusively ecosystem neutral biocomponents. What are the benefits? The Project brings direct results already from the first month of implementation, getting rid of harmful PIX reagents, less chemicals used at the plant, and fundamentally 30% of up to 70% less sludge.

PROTE-MOS creates optimal conditions for the growth of micro-flora and intensifies its metabolism. Stronger, fitter and more adapted to the conditions we create, microorganisms dominate in the sludge. Due to the modification of activated sludge it causes, the microbiological diversity of the wastewater treatment plant’s ecosystem increases. As a result, PROTE-MOS raises the plant’s operational/technological resistance and stability.

During today’s event, evaluation, follow up and scale-up session was organized with the participation of LA representatives, local agricultural entrepreneurs as well as representatives of local environmental NGOs. Technologies offered by PROTE were presented as well as the opportunities for their further implementation in Moldova. Evaluation of the project results also took place prior to the presentation.

The project ‘PROTE-MOS: Ecosystem Neutral Excess Sludge Minimization Tech for Moldova’ is implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) through the Polish Challenge Fund, with the financial support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland.

Polish aid Moldova
United Nations Development Programme - UNDP
Purcari Communities
Primaria Causeni
Caplani, Tighina, Moldova
Crocmaz, Tighina, Moldova
Dominus Oleum & Asterid Group SRL
Et Cetera Winery
Ampelos-Plus
Congresul Autorităților Locale din Moldova
Development Policy Foundation
Development Policy Foundation2 months ago
ENG:
We are happy to tell you the cold juice pressing line is ready to be delivered to Primaria Causeni – the device is first of its kind in Moldova and will allow production of juice from all kinds of fruit grown in the area, such as, but not restricted to, apricots, apples, pears or quince.

The line directly responds to the needs of local community, with a particular focus on fragmented farm small holders, who are the backbone of local Căușeni economy. Notably, significant challenges arose for the food market in Moldova due to the war in Ukraine – a logistical crisis created numerous supply bottlenecks in the region. Introduction of the mobile juice press directly tackles those challenges, by allowing significant shortening of fresh fruit supply chains. It allows the local farmers to process excessive, unsold crops and turn profit, which is especially crucial in the current times of unstable food market prices and significantly reduces food waste. This innovative solution introduces an incentive to manage and protect local high rise orchards, crucial to maintaining ecological corridors in the Stefan Voda region.

As for the technicalities, the destoner-equipped juice press is installed on a mobile trailer, allowing delivery of the juice pressing services directly on-farm. It also features packing technology, allowing bag-in-box technology packing for juices as well as bottling of the product. The mobile juice press will be operated by a local NGO – all interested will have the possibility to use it for a small fee –use of the press is estimated to be profitable starting from processing of 200 kg of fruit.

The line was delivered under two fully synergized projects co-funded in equal parts by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland within the scope of Polish Development Assistance Programme: Polish aid Moldova as well as the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs / Välisministeerium, within the framework of Rahvusvahelise Arengukoostöö Keskus (Estdev) Estonian Centre for International Development. The project was conducted based on the cooperation between Gmina Tarczyn_ and Primaria Causeni, and carried out with the assistance of Development Policy Foundation and Peipsi Koostöö Keskus / Peipsi Center for Transboundary Cooperation

PL:
Mobilna linia do soków jest gotowa do dostarczenia do Causeni! Urządzenie jest pierwszym tego rodzaju w Mołdawii – pozwoli lokalnym rolnikom na produkcję soków z najróżniejszych owoców uprawianych w regionie, takich jak morele, jabłka, gruszki czy pigwy.

Linia produkcji soków bezpośrednio odpowiada na potrzeby lokalnej społeczności, w szczególności rolników małoobszarowych, stanowiących fundament gospodarki Căușeni. Wojna w Ukrainie stworzyła wiele wyzwań na rynku żywności w Mołdawii – kryzys logistyczny przyczynił się do powstania wąskich gardeł w łańcuchu dostaw żywności w regionie. Linia produkcji soków bezpośrednio odpowiada na powyższe wyzwania, znacznie skracając łańcuch dostaw świeżych owoców i produktów z owoców. Pozwala lokalnym rolnikom przetworzyć nadmierne, niesprzedane plony czerpiąc z nich zysk, a tym samym ogranicza marnowanie żywności. Innowacyjne rozwiązanie przedstawione w ramach projektu dodatkowo przyczynia się do ochrony wysokopiennych sadów owocowych, kluczowych dla utrzymania korytarzy ekologicznych w rejonie Stefan Voda.

Wyciskarka do soków zainstalowana jest na mobilnej przyczepie, co pozwala korzystanie z usługi wyciskania soków bezpośrednio na farmie klienta. Dodatkowo, na przyczepie zainstalowana jest również technologia służąca pakowaniu soku zarówno w opakowania bag-in-box jak i butelki. Linia do soków będzie dostępna za drobną opłatą – opłacalność przetworzenia zaczyna się od 200 kg przetwarzanych owoców. Za zarządzanie I utrzymanie wyciskarki odpowiedzialne będzie lokalne NGO.

Linia produkcji soków została zfinansowana i dostarczona w ramach dwóch projektów, finansowanych w równym stopniu przez MSZ RP w ramach Polskiej Pomocy Rozwojowej oraz MSZ Republiki Estonii w ramach programu Rahvusvahelise Arengukoostöö Keskus (Estdev). Ze strony polskiej, projekt opierał się na współpracy między Gminą Tarczyn a wsią Căușeni. W przeprowadzenie projektu i koordynację zaangażowana była Fundacja Polityki Rozwojowej oraz PEIPSI CTC.

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