Director of the FSBI Rosselkhoztsentr A.Malko took part in the meetings of the Intergovernmental Coordination Council for seed production of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) and the meeting of authorized states that are parties to the Agreement on multilateral state specialization in the production and supply of varietal and hybrid seeds of agricultural crops, which opened yesterday , January 24, 2018, in Samarkand (Republic of Uzbekistan).
In connection with the 25th anniversary of the signing by the governments of the CIS countries in Bishkek (Kyrgyz Republic) of the Agreement, part of the issues addressed were devoted to summing up the results of cooperation within its framework, the current state and prospects of cooperation between the CIS member states.
Topics discussed included selection and seed production of legumes and cereals, rice, cotton, flax, sugar beets, corn and sorghum; introduction of resource-saving technologies in breeding, variety testing, seed production and nursery farming. Specializations have been clarified and production volumes have been approved for interstate supplies of seeds of varieties and hybrids, planting stock of fruit and berry crops and grapes for this and next years.
The procedure for issuing confirmation for customs authorities on the import (export) of seeds of varieties and hybrids of agricultural crops, planting stock of fruit and berry crops and grapes, as well as compliance with the requirements of their duty-free import (export), a sample confirmation form for customs authorities was adopted.
The chairmen of a number of Commissions of the Intergovernmental Council for Seed Production of the CIS were considered and approved. Thus, the director of the Federal State Budgetary Institution "Rosselkhoztsentr" A.M. Malko. By March 31, 2018, the Chairmen of the Commissions must form their composition and submit for approval to the Secretariat of the Council.
The decision of the Council will be communicated to ministries and departments, customs authorities, other interested organizations and individuals.
Our reference: On October 9, 1992, in the capital of the Kyrgyz Republic, Bishkek, the governments of the Commonwealth of Independent States signed an Agreement on multilateral state specialization of the production and supply of varietal and hybrid seeds of agricultural crops. The document became the basis for joint actions aimed at increasing the efficiency of agricultural production, creating favorable conditions for improving food supply for the population in the member states of the agreement.
The document was signed based on the economic benefits of developing interstate specialization in seed production, creating a unified market for seed products, as well as the need for concerted action in selection and seed production, ensuring the supply of varietal and hybrid seeds of agricultural crops. It was also taken into account that in all sovereign states considerable areas for many years were sown with varieties created by scientific institutions of other states.