Scientists of Altai Krai and Germany plan to establish the International Center of Agricultural Researches
The scientists of the Altai State University and Universities of Germany offer to create the International Agricultural Research Center for collaborative problem-solving in the field of agriculture, according to the press center of the University. On the basis of the test areas and a unique instrument base formed under the project "Kulunda", it is needed to organize the International Research Center of the climate study, soil degradation and approbation of adaptive technology of agriculture.
Except for representatives of the classical University and German Universities it is planned to attract scientists of the Altai State Agrarian University to work at the center.
Reference: The project "Kulunda" - a five-year international and interindustrial project (it was launched in 2011). Its main purpose - to lay the foundations of a land management, which are suitable for improving sustainable economic development; contribute to carbon sequestration in Kulunda steppe.
Participants of the project are studying the effects of different methods of agriculture and ways to restore the natural properties of steppe soils in the three test sites of typical steppe regions.
It is expected that these studies will contribute to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, sustainable development of Altai Krai, and also adapting land use to climate change. At the same time the achieved results can be an example for other regions of continental Eurasian steppes.
In Altai Krai the project is implemented by scientists, representatives of the Administration of Altai Krai, the international agricultural machinery manufacturers and farmers of the region, and also 16 partners from German Universities, research institutions, small and medium enterprises. The project is supported by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, the Russian Fond of Fundamental Researches, Russian Fond of Humanities Researches and regional fund of supporting scientific researches in Altai Krai.