Scientific and Practical Centre for Arable Farming

https://izis.by/  
222160 Zhodino, Timiriyazev str. 1

National seed bank of genetic resources of economically useful plants

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN

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BO7779

PUBLISHED

2023-10-05

LAST UPDATE

2023-10-09

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Responsible
Tamara Bulavina
+375177537760
izis@tut.by
Summary
Scientific and Practical Centre for Arable Farming offers consumers services for the study and use of genetic resources of the National Bank of Economically Useful Plants under an outsourcing agreement and is looking for partners for the formation and development of the bank’s collection under a distribution services agreement.
Description
Formed in 2000 in accordance with the instructions of the President of the Republic of Belarus A.G. Lukashenko's state program "Plant Gene Pool" became the basis for the collection, study and use of plant genetic resources in the Republic of Belarus. From now on, the Republican Unitary Enterprise “Scientific and Practical Center of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus for Arable Farming ” has been conducting targeted scientific research in this area and has created conditions for reliable long-term storage of genetic collections of economically useful plants. In 2012, the collected collections of plant resources were recognized as objects of national heritage, and in 2019, by Resolution of the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus dated December 27, 2019 No. 924, they were renamed into the National Seed Bank of Genetic Resources of Economically Useful Plants of the Republican Unitary Enterprise "Scientific and Practical Center of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus for Arable Farming", which is declared a National Treasure of the Republic of Belarus.

The National Seed Bank has more than 45.6 thousand collection samples, including active and national basic collections, which preserve the gene pool of Belarusian origin, the best foreign varieties, the most valuable collection samples, target characteristics, core collections, and collection samples that have no analogs in the world. The collection fund is represented by unique samples from more than 126 countries.

The gene pool of plant resources created in the National Seed Bank serves as the “cornerstone” for the creation of Belarusian varieties of grain, fodder, and industrial crops.

More detailed information about the structure, work, and cooperation of the National Bank of Plant Genetic Resources of the Republic of Belarus can be found on the official website.
Advantages and Innovations
The collection fund is represented by unique samples from more than 126 countries.
Stage of development
Already on the market
Funding source
State budged
Internal
IPR status
Exclusive rights
Secret know-how
Sector group
Agrofood
BioChemTech
Environment

Organization information

Type
R&D institution
Year established
2006
NACE keywords
A.01.30 - Plant propagation
A.01.64 - Seed processing for propagation
M.72.11 - Research and experimental development on biotechnology
M.74.90 - Other professional, scientific and technical activities n.e.c.
Turnover (in EUR)
10-20M
Already engaged in transnational cooperation
Yes
Additional comments
The SPC for Arable Farming is a leading research organization in the agricultural sector of the country.
The main scientific area of activity of the Scientific and Production Center for Agriculture is the comprehensive development of issues of cost-effective production of crop products while complying with environmental protection requirements.

The primary goal - the creation of highly productive varieties and hybrids of agricultural crops, improvement of the seed production system, ensuring the intensification of the crop production industry based on the development of zonal farming systems adapted to specific soil and climatic conditions, development of highly efficient cultivation technologies, use of fertilizers and plant protection products.

Main tasks:
• Creation of new competitive varieties and hybrids of grains, legumes, cereals, industrial and fodder crops with improved economically useful traits, high and stable productivity, resistance to lodging, diseases, and pests, frost and winter hardiness, combining high responsiveness to soil fertility and resistance to limiting environmental factors.
• Development of integrated, economically and biologically sound land use systems based on the principles of greening and resource-energy saving, ensuring sustainable productivity of arable land, reducing energy consumption and production costs, and expanding reproduction of soil fertility.
• Development of highly efficient, resource-saving technologies for the integrated use of macro- and micro-fertilizers for new varieties and crops, ensuring the formation of high yields and quality of crop products at the level of the required standards.
• Use of the National Seed Bank of genetic resources of economically useful plants as an object of national heritage for the purposes of collection, preservation, study, and practical use in selection, production, and for interstate exchange.
• Development of new forms of complex fertilizers, balanced in terms of nutrient ratios, for major crops, taking into account their biological characteristics and soil fertility status.
• Development and implementation of resource-saving integrated systems for protecting agricultural crops from pests, diseases, and weeds in conditions of adaptive farming.
• Development and improvement of highly efficient resource-saving zonal systems of reclamation agriculture and grassland farming, ensuring increased productivity of reclaimed lands, sustainable functioning of agroecosystems, conservation and rational use of natural resources.

Main areas of activity and cooperation:
• Creation and evaluation of source material for the selection of grain and industrial crops, and perennial grasses using genetic and biotechnological methods.
• Creation of new varieties and hybrids of grains, legumes, cereals, and industrial crops with improved economically useful traits, resistance to lodging, diseases, pests, frost, and winter hardiness, combining high responsiveness to soil fertility and resistance to limiting environmental factors.
• Development of comprehensive economically and biologically sound land use systems based on the principles of greening and resource-energy saving, ensuring sustainable productivity of arable land, reducing energy consumption and production costs, and expanding the reproduction of soil fertility.
• Creation of highly productive varieties of perennial legumes and cereal grasses with increased competitiveness in agrophytocenoses and stable seed productivity, heterotic hybrids of corn and fodder beet of the semi-sugar type, ensuring sustainable seed production in the conditions of Belarus.
• Development on a contractual basis of agro-zoo-economic business plans for profitable management.
Certification standards
The quality management system for research and production of seeds of higher reproductions in the Republican Unitary Enterprise “Scientific and Practical Center of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus for Arable Farming ” meets the requirements of STB ISO 9001 - 2015.
Languages spoken
English
Russian

Information about partnership

Type of partnership considered
Distribution services agreement
Outsourcing agreement
Type and role of partner sought
Consumers interested in purchasing services for the study and use of genetic resources of economically useful plants under an outsourcing agreement.

Partners interested in purchasing services for the study and use of genetic resources of economically useful plants for the formation and development of the bank’s collection under an agreement on distribution services agreement.
Type and size of partner sought
> 500
251-500
SME 51-250
SME 11-50
SME <= 10
R&D Institution
University
Sole proprietor

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