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«Innovations for Russian agriculture productivity and food security»


On 15 September 2014, the AEB Crop Protection Committee (CPC) in cooperation with the Agricultural Committee of the State Duma of the RF Federal Assembly and the Committee on Agroindustrial Sector Development of the RF Chamber of Commerce and Industry held the International conference «Innovations for Russian agriculture productivity and food security». The conference was supported by the RF Ministry of Agriculture. Many representatives of the federal authorities participated in the fruitful dialogue on the establishment of the legal conditions for the R&D activities in Russia and among them were Peotr Chekmarev, Director of the Plant Growing, Chemicalization and Plant Protection Department of the Ministry of Agriculture, Sergei Migin, Deputy Head of the Federal Accreditation Service and others, the Crop Protection and Seeds producers, business unions and associations, Alexander Berkovskiy, Chairperson of the AEB Crop Protection Committee, Syngenta Head CIS, the research and educational institutions. It was agreed to approve the Final document. The dialogue between business and authorities will be continued in the Working Group on the Crop Protection and Seeds issues that will be organized in the framework of the State Duma Agricultural Committee.

L-R: Vladimir Alginin, Operation Director of the Russian Union of CPP Manufacturers; Peotr Chermarev, Director of the Department on Plant Growing, Chemization and Plant Protection of the Ministry of Agriculture; Alexander Fomin, Head of the Expert Group of the State Duma Agricultural Committee; Tatiana Belousovich, AEB Crop Protection Committee GR Manager; Frank Schauff, AEB CEO; Alexander Berkovskiy, AEB Crop Protection Committee Chairman, Syngenta Head CIS.
Source of the photo: I. Zaitseva, "New Agriculture"