Azerbaijan, Baku, March 18 / Trend U.Ismayilova /
The Azerbaijani Agriculture Ministry and the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) signed an agreement on joint implementation of two projects - "Traditional plant breeding and increased use of genetic reserves through biotechnological opportunities in Azerbaijan" and "Improving the control over migratory and other harmful locusts Caucasus and Central Asia".
The budget of the first project cost $385,000 and it will be implemented within two years. The main objective of the project is to strengthen the capacity of national plant breeding and biotechnological opportunities of two major research institutions of Azerbaijan - Plant Growing Research Institute and the Plant Genetic Reserves Institute of the Azerbaijani National Academy of Sciences.
The budget of the second project is $322,000. The project will cover two years and will cover 9 countries - Azerbaijan, Armenia, Georgia, Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan. The main purpose of this project is to improve the level of locust control at both the national and regional level by strengthening the cooperation in the Caucasus and Central Asia.
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