About the project

Moldavian Culinary Routes is the project supported by Polish Aid Program (Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland implemented in Calarasi and Purcari regions in Moldova by Polish Development Policy Foundation.

Project aims to create and promote complete, fully functional and integrated products of rural tourism - based on Moldavian Culinary Routes model, designed to support balanced, sustainable rural development and diversification of income in the countryside: production and promotion of regional products, construction of thematic (including culinary) cycling and walking touristic routes, as well as inclusion of the Calarasi and Purcari regions residents in the active development of a local touristic offer.

In the Purcari region three touristic routes have been successfully created and equipped with the bicycle rental stations to complement existing touristic offer, followed by IT on-line and off-line application. Feel invited to use them for free.

In Purcari region a fully equipped camping was created, while in the Calarasi region guest rooms at the Casa Parintaesca Museum have been constructed to create the first year-round available tourist accommodation in the region.

Additionally the dishes (300 of wine glasses) and processing staff (juice squizers, essential oils) were provided to culinary routs members. The IT tools for Purcari region you can find on our web bikeandwine.md If you want to know more about the previous and actual actions implemented in Calarasi region please follow the information on codrute.org

Promotion of good practices, educational programs including implementation of model innovative ecological solutions (e.g. ecological cesspool, eco wastewater drainage, energy saving solutions) to be further replicated locally, workshops on rural architecture, design, marketing and co-creating of a rural touristic product were also an incorporated part of the project.

Simultaneously, advocacy actions have been taken to support simplification of the Moldovan sanitary regulations for individual farmers processing agricultural products and wishing to introduce them onto the local and regional markets. This part of the project is implemented within the grant of International Visegrad Fund.