A socially oriented non-financial development institution and a major organizer of nationwide and international conventions; exhibitions; and business, public, youth, sporting, and cultural events.

The Roscongress Foundation is a socially oriented non-financial development institution and a major organizer of nationwide and international conventions; exhibitions; and business, public, youth, sporting, and cultural events. It was established in pursuance of a decision by the President of the Russian Federation.

The Foundation was established in 2007 with the aim of facilitating the development of Russia’s economic potential, promoting its national interests, and strengthening the country’s image. One of the roles of the Foundation is to comprehensively evaluate, analyse, and cover issues on the Russian and global economic agendas. It also offers administrative services, provides promotional support for business projects and attracting investment, helps foster social entrepreneurship and charitable initiatives.

Each year, the Foundation’s events draw participants from 208 countries and territories, with more than 15,000 media representatives working on-site at Roscongress’ various venues. The Foundation benefits from analytical and professional expertise provided by 5,000 people working in Russia and abroad.

The Foundation works alongside various UN departments and other international organizations, and is building multi-format cooperation with 173 economic partners, including industrialists’ and entrepreneurs’ unions, financial, trade, and business associations from 78 countries worldwide, and 179 Russian public organizations, federal and legislative agencies, and federal subjects.

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Genetics and Selective Breeding in the Agro-Industrial Complex: The Key to Russia’s Food Security
17 June 2022
Genetic and selective breeding technologies are the main tools for ensuring the high efficiency and sustainability of the agro-industrial complex as well as reducing the impact of external factors (climate and drought) on production. For more than 20 years, leading producing countries as well as scientific units of major corporations have been investing significant resources in the development of genetic solutions for the needs of modern agriculture. Indicators show that the value of the global plant breeding market will exceed $20 billion in the next three years, while the animal genetics market will soon approach the $10 billion mark. The Russian agro-industrial complex, which is developing inseparably from the world, is also actively utilizing the achievements that have been made in this area. Agribusiness is launching its own breeding projects, and Russia’s regions are preparing to introduce genomic breeding programmes. Nevertheless, the dependence of Russian manufacturers on imported technologies remains very high and as much as 95% in some cases. Given the new economic realities, this means that it is crucial to accelerate the implementation of projects that aim to ensure the country’s ‘genetic independence’. Are there prospects for scientific centres to support the development of domestic genetics? How should global experience in the development of genetic and selective breeding programmes be adapted to Russian programmes? How will collaboration between business and universities help to solve the lack of expertise in breeding and genetics? How should tools and programmes to support Russian genetics be developed and introduced?
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