At least a quarter of all crops in Romania have already been compromised by the severe drought this year. Corn, sunflower and soy crops are the most affected. Moldova is the region registering the highest losses, but also a large part of Dobrudja, the Southwest and Northwest of Romania, according to Laurenţiu Baciu, president of Agricultural Producers Associations in Romania. Representatives of these organisations have asked for financial help from the authorities in order to be able to continue their activity. The Ministry of Agriculture has for the time being promised compensations for smaller crops, in as far larger exploitations are concerned special financing being required.