A Moldovan delegation, led by the Director of the Payment Agency APIA, was in Paris on 5-6 November. The purpose of the visit was to set up a technical exchange programme between our two countries. Moldova is, at the present time, actively implementing its rural and agricultural development programme which is cofinanced by the European Union (ENPARD). The visit provided the opportunity for a cooperation agreement to be signed with FranceAgriMer and the Paymenet Agency. Following the example of market measures introduced in Europe (CMO, Operational Funds) Moldova has adopted a policy of support for farmers’ groups and the setting up of an investment programme for producer organisations was also discussed during this 2 day encounter.