The National Agency for Rural Development (ACSA) is a non-governmental, non-profit and non-political organization that carries out its activities throughout the entire territory of the Republic of Moldova.
The mission of the Agency is sustainable development of rural communities through setting up and developing a professional network of information, consultancy and training service providers for agricultural producers and rural entrepreneurs.
ACSA ensures the access of rural population to knowledge, experience and abilities related to a wide range of fields oriented to economical development of villages from the Republic of Moldova.
The organization launched its activities in March 2001 as the Agency for Consultancy and Training in Agriculture. At the request of beneficiaries, ACSA has diversified the advisory services and increased the number of clients by expanding geographically the advisory network. This has determined in March 2005 changing the registration name of the association into the Public Association "National Agency for Rural Development" but keeping the same logo.
The Agency operates on the basis of the Law of the Republic of Moldova on non-governmental organizations Nr. 837 of 17 May 1996 (the Official Monitor of RM Nr. 6/54 of 23.01.1997).
The trade mark of the National Agency for Rural Development (ACSA) was registered on 08 December 2006 with the number 14309 in the National Marks Register by the State Agency on Intellectual Property (AGEPI) of the Republic of Moldova. ACSA trade mark is protected on the whole territory of Moldova for a period of 10 years on the basis of the Law on marks and products’ origin names nr. 588-XII/1995.