Volga Baikal AGRO NEWS Update on the Seeds Production in Russia !!!
The level of provision of Russia with seeds of domestic production is growing !!!
Until 2030, it is planned to increase this indicator from 63% to 75%.
Self-sufficiency in domestically produced seeds in Russia is planned to increase to 75% by 2030. Roman Nekrasov, Director of the Department of Crop Production, Mechanization, Chemicalization and Plant Protection of the Russian Ministry of Agriculture, said this during a working trip to Kabardino-Balkaria.
“The total figure of self-sufficiency in Russian-made seeds today is 63%, we import a little more than 35%. I can note that recently, thanks to the efforts of science and production workers, the level of dependence in our country is decreasing,”- he said.
Nekrasov recalled that at the federal level the task is to bring the level of provision with own seed materials to 75% by 2030. “This is our target,” – he stressed.
The director of the department also explained that the level of self-sufficiency in domestically produced seeds is one of the criteria for the food security doctrine. “Therefore, our common task with colleagues from the Ministry of Science and Higher Education is to make sure that Russian farmers have access to high-quality, highly productive and at the same time affordable seeds and planting material of domestic production. We are establishing contacts between agrarians and science in order to create new promising varieties and hybrids of agricultural plants,” – he said.
According to Nekrasov, funds are allocated through the Ministry of Agriculture for preferential loans, for the construction of selection and seed centers . “We will increase the subsidy rate for selection and seed centers from 20% this year to 50% next year. In order to create financial motivation and increase the economic efficiency of such projects, reduce the timeframe for their implementation, and do everything so that Russia is provided with its own seeds,” – he explained.