Russian National Contact Point Food security, sustainable agriculture, marine and maritime research and the bio-economy & Biotechnology

The new action plan on the "Development of biotechnologies and genetic engineering" for 2018-2020 was approved by the Russian Government decree

The plan aims at developing domestic demand, manufacturing and exports of biotech products, and building institutional environment in order to modernize the technology base of the industry through mass introduction of biotech methods and products. It provides for further expansion of production potential and cooperation in the area of biomedicine and biopharmaceuticals, agricultural and industrial biotechnology, bioenergetics, forest and environmental biotechnology, and genetic engineering.

The goals and indicators for the development of the biotechnology have been established, to evaluate the implementation of the plan.