Moldova: wheat harvest trebles

The 2008 wheat harvest in Moldova has increased threefold compared to the previous year. The crop totaled 1.3 mln tonnes against 425.000 tonnes of the previous year, when grain croppage halved due to drought, declared Anatoly Gorodenko, the Minister of Agriculture and Food Industry.

Food wheat totals more than 400.000 tonnes of grains of 2008-crop. The number is sufficient to supply annual food grains consumption of Moldova.