The authorities of Dagestan plan to send 2018 million rubles in 6,5 to create a seed center to provide the republic with seed, TASS was told by the interim Minister of Agriculture and Food of the region, Kerimkhan Abasov.
“For the first time in 2018, the budget of the Republic of Dagestan for scientific and technical purposes provides funds in the amount of 6,5 million rubles to finance measures to organize the seed production system in the republic. We plan on the basis of one of the farms of the republic under the close scientific support of the Dagestan Scientific Research Institute of Agriculture named after F. G. Kisriev create a seed center, ”said Abasov. He added that the seed center will provide up to 50% of the needs of agricultural producers of the republic for grain crops.
According to the regional Ministry of Agriculture, in 2017, 400 thousand tons of grain were collected in Dagestan (in weight after refinement), which is 17% higher than in 2016.