Director of the Department of Science and Technology Policy and Education Vitaly Voloshchenko held the first meeting of the Interdepartmental Working Group on the implementation of the subprograms of the Federal Scientific and Technical Program for the Development of Agriculture for 2017-2025 (hereinafter - FNTP).
The working group included the heads of structural divisions of the Ministry of Agriculture, the Ministry of Economic Development, the Ministry of Industry and Trade, the Ministry of Education and Science, the Ministry of Communications and the FANO of Russia, as well as representatives of industry unions and associations.
During the meeting, a draft plan of measures for the implementation of the Federal Targeted Program was discussed and the problems faced by the Russian Ministry of Agriculture in the development and preparation for approval of the draft subprogram “Development of selection and seed production of potatoes in the Russian Federation” were discussed. The meeting participants outlined a joint action plan to prepare for the implementation of this subprogram and the provision of state support measures.
The participants touched upon the issues of the subsystem for the development of selection and seed production of potatoes, which is part of the state information system "Information and analytical system for operational monitoring and assessment of the state and risks of scientific and technical support for agricultural development." Representatives of the business community noted the need to ensure traceability of seed turnover within the subsystem for the development of selection and seed production of potatoes.
During the discussion, it was also decided to use the implementation of 2025 thousand tons of competitive elite potato seeds by 18 as the main target of the subprogram “Development of Potato Selection and Seed Production in the Russian Federation”.
Representatives of the scientific community and the agrarian business supported the need for the speediest adoption of the FNTP subprograms, as their implementation will maximize efforts to introduce domestic competitive technologies and products into the industrial turnover.
At the conclusion of the meeting, the Ministry of Industry and Trade of Russia and the Ministry of Education and Science of Russia was recommended to submit proposals for amending the measures of state support they supervise as applied to participants in complex scientific and technical projects. October 23, 2017.
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