Press Releases

• August 17, 2010 - Novelle Consulting Launches New Website
• August 16, 2010 - Erich Hinrichs and John Musser Join Novelle Consulting
• August 1, 2006 - Novelle Principal Awarded Presidential Volunteer Service Award
• December 20, 2005- Sonora State, Mexico Completes Phase I of Development Plan
• April 26, 2005 - PMA Addresses Consumption, Industry Trends with Retailers, Growers in Mexico
• April 18, 2005 - Novelle Assists State of Sonora in Five Year Plan
• June 3, 2004 - BC Hot House Chairman Al Vangelos Elected Russian Farm Project's Chairman of the Board

Novelle in the media

• April 22, 2009, The Packer - Vangelos named Produce Man for All Seasons
• April 10, 2006, The Produce News - Novelle Takes on Winogrond and Obregon as Two Senior Principals
• April 6, 2006, FreshPlaza - Novelle Adds Two New Senior Principals; Obregon and Winogrond
• July, 2005, Productores de Hortalizas - Agronegocios en Sonora
• May 1, 2005, The Produce News - Symposium Shines Spotlight on Sonora Agriculture

on the move

Novelle and Food Safety in Southeast Asia
Novelle and the Gates Foundation
Novelle and the World Bank in Malaysia
Novelle in Southern Sudan
Novelle in Georgia
Novelle in Indonesia
Novelle in Egypt
Novelle in Guatemala
Novelle in Central America
Novelle Consulting in Zambia
Novelle Consulting in the Balkans
Novelle's Indonesian Assignment
Novelle in Southern Africa
Novelle in former Soviet Union
Novelle and Work in Colombia
Bananas in Bangladesh
Vegetables in Moldova
Packing Plant in Moldova
Quality Control in Moldova

white papers

Novelle Consulting and EUREPGAP
Moscow Supermarket Industry
The 5-Year Agricultural Business Development Plan for Sonora, Mexico
Marketing of Horticultural Produce in Asia-From Sonora Symposium


Vegetables in Moldova

During the Soviet era, Moldova, with its fertile soils, high percentage of arable land, and good access to irrigation was a large supplier of both fruits and vegetables to many of the countries of the former Soviet Union. However, after 1991 the state-controlled irrigation system began to deteriorate, and the production of both fruits and vegetables began to decline.

Today, Moldova is beginning to rebuild the fruit sector, particularly with the apples and table grapes., as well as some increasing production of stone fruit. The country is a net importer, however, of many of the high value vegetables, such as tomatoes, sweet peppers, eggplant, and cucumbers, with most of the high quality product coming from Turkey, as shown in the picture. In addition, the country is still a long way from EurepGAP compliance and modern packing practices. To assist the Moldovan farmers and investors in this area, USAID, working together with CNFA and WFLO/IARW recently supported an international team of experts that designed and provided the financial modeling of modern vegetable packing houses. This information will all be made available to the Ministry of Agriculture and local farmers/investors, and USAID will look at supporting projects that will erect modern packinghouses.