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Russia: The State Duma is looking for investors to develop seed breeding centers

Что посеем: государство ищет инвесторов для развития селекционных центров
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Apr 16, 2022
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The breeding of new seed varieties in Russia should be carried out based on public-private partnerships (PPP). At the same time, the terms of reference for the development of scientific institutions should be formulated by a business that will also financially support import substitution projects in seed production. Nadezhda Shkolkina, Deputy Chairman of the State Duma Committee on Agrarian Issues, said this following a meeting on the topic “Development of selection and seed production of vegetable crops under the sanctions of unfriendly foreign states,” TASS reports.
Breeding of new seed varieties in Russia should be carried out on the basis of public-private partnership (PPP). At the same time, the terms of reference for the development of scientific institutions should be formulated by a business that will also financially support import substitution projects in seed production. Nadezhda Shkolkina, Deputy Chairman of the State Duma Committee on Agrarian Issues, said this following a meeting on the topic “Development of selection and seed production of vegetable crops under the sanctions of unfriendly foreign states,” TASS reports. “The President has set the task of reaching a 75% level of provision with domestic seeds on the Russian market in eight years. It is necessary to create more breeding centers and seed farms in the country,” Shkolkina noted. “Basic research, scientific developments, conservation of biological diversity should be financed by the state, all applied things (breeding of new varieties) – within the framework of ...
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