The Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation has identified 18 regions in which it is planned to create breeding, seed and breeding and research centers. By the end of 2019, the department plans to create 15 such centers, and by 2021 - 35, Vugar Bagirov, director of the department for coordinating the activities of organizations in the field of agricultural sciences, said at a board of the Ministry of Education and Science on Friday.
“Breeding centers should be created on the basis of federal scientific centers, where there is a bioresource collection, where genetic research is carried out, there is human potential, laboratories, land resources,” he said. According to Bagirov’s presentation, the centers are being created in Altai, Krasnodar and Stavropol Territories, Amur, Voronezh, Kemerovo, Leningrad, Moscow, Novosibirsk, Omsk, Oryol, Rostov, Ryazan, Sverdlovsk and Tambov Regions, as well as in the republics of North Ossetia-Alania, Tatarstan and Crimea.
“The breeding center should have sufficient scientific, technological and modern laboratory material and technical base, staff and experience, which would allow it to solve the problems of creating new highly effective competitive domestic breeding forms demanded by the real sector of the economy,” the head of the department noted in the presentation.
According to him, in 2019, in eight federal districts, based on 63 scientific institutions, 100 new agricultural science laboratories have already been created, 20 of them are interdisciplinary, and 80 are in the main areas of agricultural sciences, including intelligent digital systems, bioinformation technologies, agrobiotechnology, genetic editing , organic farming, as well as the diagnosis of pathogens in animals. More than a thousand scientists will work in the new laboratories, of which 80% are young scientists under the age of 39 years.
The national project “Science” was developed in accordance with the decree of the President of Russia Vladimir Putin. It should be implemented from October 2018 to 2024. According to the goals of the national project, in 2024 Russia should enter the top five leading countries of the world that carry out research and development in areas determined by the priorities of scientific and technological development. Attractive conditions should be created for the work of Russian and foreign leading scientists, as well as young promising researchers; increased internal costs for research and development.
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