NGO BIOS considers that the draft of the new Forest Code is much better than the existing one, especially related to promoting sustainable forest management practices, the fundamental natural type of forest, ensuring biological diversity and supporting all types of property and forms of forest management.

It is very important that the principles underlying the sustainable management of forests are underpinned by the new Forestry Code, but all these principles should be not only declarative (in Article 2), but to present the way of moving from the current state of of forest resources to sustainable forest management. Avizul BIOS la Codul Silvic

NGO BIOS supports the draft of the new Forestry Code with the condition to take into the consideration the NGO BIOS proposals.

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The need for a new Land Code, which reflects the current situation of the land fund and the land relations established between people, is indisputable. Our comments are as follows:

Avizul BIOS la Codul Funciar

In the context of the aforementioned, NGO BIOS does not support the draft of the new Land Code in the proposed wording, it is necessary to revise it and to take into the consideration NGO BIOS comments and proposals.

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NGO BIOS highly appreciates the initiative of the Organization for the Development of the Sector of Small and Medium Enterprises in coordination with the Ministry of Economy and Infrastructure to develop the National Program for the Greening of SMEs. It is obvious that this program will contribute substantially to reducing pollution and achieving the environmental objectives of the 2030 Agenda.


The key areas of the Program are well defined, and the proposed actions are based on the studies in the field, which will ensure the encouragement and support of SMEs in planning and implementing environmentally friendly practices.

The program offers a holistic approach to support SMEs in introducing greening practices, including information, developing institutional capacities, financing greening actions for SMEs, and monitoring the use of support.


NGO BIOS supports the National SME Greening Program and we would like to have such programs in all sectors of the national economy.

Avizul BIOS la Ecologizare a IMM-urilor.



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Some reflections on the instructional seminar, organized today, November 7, 2019, by the Agency for Land Relations and Cadastre with the generic: the execution of the Government Decision no. 24/1995 regarding the content of the land cadastre documentation.

The following topics were discussed at the seminar:
• drawing up the land cadastre for 2019;
• the current changes in the normative acts regarding the regulation of the land relations;
• delimitation of public property land;
• fulfillment of the provisions of the Regulation regarding the conditions and procedures for carrying out the activities of land improvements, protection, conservation and increase of soil fertility, approved by H.G. no. 691/2018.

The responsible persons of the districts in the field of land relations and cadastre attende the seminar. If the methodological and technical aspects of fulfilling these obligations for the majority of participants were clear, then the biggest uncertainties were about how cadastral engineers from LPAs and districts work in the current conditions – after the government reform, when the mandates of some institutions (MARDE, Agency Land Relations and Cadastre – ALRC, Cadastre Department within the Public Services Agency – ASP, Public Property Agency – APP) overlapped. Thus, some of the areas of activity of the ARFC have been transmitted to other central public authorities, which at present do not have the competences and possibilities to administer them, which led to the blocking and creation of bureaucratic impediments. These inter-institutional arrangements have led to a lack of clarity regarding the procedures for the implementation of the World Bank project, which aims to solve the problems related to the admitted errors during land privatisation, especially if the specialists of the districts in the field of land relations and cadastre will not be involved in this process.

Unfortunately, these and other questions remained unanswered.

I want to recall that the Platform of the National Engagement Strategy NES Moldova addressed calls to the President, the Parliament and the Government of the Republic of Moldova regarding their involvement in solving the problem in the field after we detected over one million errors that were committed in the supporting documents, issued in the process of ownership transfer of land and have not been corrected so far. Only the President of the Republic of Moldova reacted and called a meeting of the Government on this issue, but nothing has been decided so far.

We hope that the Government will react on the existing problems related to the reform, the reform that was carried out by the previous government, which instead of solving the problems in the field, has made them even more complicated.


Valentin Ciubotaru,

Executive Director,



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The Meeting of the Steering Committee of the National Engagement Strategy  (NES) was held today, October 29.


The moderator of the meeting was Mr. Valentin Sakcov, chairman of the NES Supervisory Committee.


The activities carried out by the implementation team of the National Engagement Strategy during 2019, as well as the Action Plan for 2020 were presented by Mrs. Anna Moldovan, NES Moldova Facilitator, Mr. Lilian Mindov, Head of the Cadastre of Real Estate of the Land Relations and Cadastre Agency and Valentin Ciubotaru, NGO BIOS Executive Director, member of the International Land Coalition, the organization that initiated NES Moldova process.


The members of the Steering Committee of the National Engagement Strategy were very active and expressed their opinions regarding the solutions to the disastrous state of affairs which exist in the field of land relations, including also due to the recent government reform in the field which affect the land owners, farmers, local public administration and other stakeholders.


Gradually we return to the main BIOS activities and beginning with next year we will focus mainly on organic farming, environmental protection and climate change.




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Analytical study of land rights infringements – Article included in the proceedings of the International Scientific Conference “Eastern European Chernozemites – 140 years after V. Dokuceaev” and presented in the section: People centered land governance, organized by the Institute of Pedology, Agrochemistry and Soil Protection “Nicolae Dimo”, the National Society of Soil Science of Moldova, the Ministry of Agriculture, Regional Development and Environment of the Republic of Moldova, the Global Soil Partnership, the International Network of Black Soils, FAO and the Platform of the National Engagement Strategy in Chisinau, Republic of Moldova on October 2 – 3, 2019.

Analytical study of land rights infringements

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