The Scientific Potential of Siberia
Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Agricultural Sciences (RAAS SB)
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Siberia is an important agricultural region. Its average production of corn, meat and milk is about 18 per cent of that of the Russian Federation. Unfortunately, most arable soils of Siberia are located in the areas prone to drought. The productivity of the soils of Siberia has considerably decreased due to extensive use. The live-stock genetic potential is not utilized to the full extent because of the shortage of balanced fodder.
The Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Agricultural Sciences (RAAS SB) research institutes conduct fundamental and applied interdisciplinary research for the sake of the rational development of Siberian agriculture.
The final goal of these studies is to increase the production of corn, milk, meat, vegetables, fruit and berries, using advanced technologies of production, storage and processing.
A vast territory revealing a great diversity of soils and climatic conditions is the subject matter of the RAAS SB activities. Regional institutes located throughout Siberia are actively investigating and improving agricultural methods in terms of their specific localities.
The socio-economic development of Siberia in recent years is characterized by penetration of human population into the areas which are considered as discomfortable due to severe climate, and due to environmental pollution. The Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences (RAMS SB) studies the medical problems of Siberia, the Far East and Far North.
Siberian Branch, Russian Academy of Agricultural Sciences
Phone: +7 (3832) 48 33 55
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Last update 23.08.96