Project FERMA noastra


The “FERMA noastra” project, supported by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Social Affairs, Health, Care and Consumer Protection, the National Commission of the Republic of Moldova for UNESCO, the non-profit organizations HOPE’87 (Austria), is an innovative social project to support people engaged in agricultural projects in rural areas.

We Help You

  • The Republic of Moldova is positioned as a country with unequal conditions between rural and urban areas, in terms of access to education and services.
  • This gap has been widened by the global crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • The effect has been felt most strongly by the most vulnerable groups in rural areas.
  • In Moldova, the economic recession of 2020 triggered a budget deficit that reached the level of 25%.
  • An in-depth socio-economic impact assessment conducted by UNDP and UNEPA in 2020 shows that the pandemic had a lightning negative impact on already vulnerable groups.
    In this context, assistance from foreign countries, especially from longstanding economic development partners such as Austria, is very important.





Young Orphans


Families with a monthly income of less than 2,000 lei

Participation in the project

Disadvantaged and vulnerable families in rural areas of the Republic of Moldova.

Particular attention will be paid to families with low levels of education, in order to expand their trade opportunities and form sustainable sales channels, to ensure an income comparable to the average family income in the Republic of Moldova.

The “FERMA noastra” project is designed for people involved in agricultural production in rural areas. The project is designed to assist small farms and families experiencing financial difficulties as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Trainings within the framework of the project will be conducted for the above mentioned categories of citizens in the following areas of agriculture:  

  • Growing fruits and vegetables
  • Beekeeping
  • Livestock
  • Greenhouse farming

These trainings will allow farmers to better understand their business processes, optimize their operations and gain a sustainable source of profit from their operations. 


Austria’s Federal Ministry of Social Affairs, Health, Care and Consumer Protection is the main donor
The ministry provides the project with key expertise in health care, initiatives for people with disabilities, consumer protection, consumer rights and health care, elderly policy, social policy and social insurance policy.

National Commission of the Republic of Moldova for UNESCO
UNESCO – The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. The stated purposes of the Organization are to contribute to peace and security by promoting cooperation among nations and peoples through education, science and culture; to uphold justice and the rule of law; and to universal respect for the human rights and fundamental freedoms proclaimed in the Charter of the United Nations for all peoples without distinction of race, sex, language, orientation or religion.

Austrian organization based in Vienna. The organization works closely with the Federal Chancellery in the field of youth training and employment and in the promotion of humanitarian projects in Africa, Asia, Latin America, Central and Eastern Europe. It is an international initiative founded by UN Decision 40/16 “Opportunities for Youth”, adopted by the General Assembly on the occasion of the UN International Youth Year (1985).