Uzbekistan outlines plan to support rare plants on verge of extinction
BAKU, Azerbaijan, Aug. 27
The cabinet of ministers in Uzbekistan approved the 'program for the restoration of rare local varieties of agricultural plants with rare features and characteristics that are on the verge of extinction', and the organization of original seed production on their basis, Trend reports, referring to the Norma information portal.
Ministry of Agriculture and the Academy of Sciences identified the list of tasks that include increasing the efficiency of seed production based on modern technologies.
Also, non-traditional agricultural crops from foreign countries, taking into account the conjuncture of the domestic and foreign markets will be introduced. The mentioned plants of agricultural crops will be tested and included in the state register.
Within a month, the ministry of agriculture together with the academy plans to develop and approve criteria and form working group for assessing local varieties of agricultural plants with rare features and traits that are on the verge of extinction.
In addition, the ministry of agriculture, together with the ministry of Innovative Development, was instructed to ensure modernization of the material and technical base of organizations involved in breeding and seed production in 2020-2022.