Republic of Moldova drought response/Crop Assessment Report

The 2020 drought in the Republic of Moldova reduced the cereal harvest and conditioned crop failures, particularly spring maize and winter wheat, throughout the country. This drought was among the most severe in living memory of the Republic of Moldova, behind the 2007 drought.

Abnormally warm weather (about 23 °C was observed in March), the spring frost (a low of -10 °C was registered in April) and the lack of precipitation, with low moisture reserves in the soil (noted during March and April), created unfavourable conditions for the growth and development of winter crops and perennials and for the sowing and growth and development of spring crops

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