On July 26, 2012, the Plant Protection Research Institute of Mongolia signed on a cooperation agreement with the Agricultural Center of the Russian Federation.
In the scope of the agreement, Mongolia and Russia are to collaborate in plant protecting fields for a period of five years. As a result of the cooperation, Mongolia will be given with an opportunity to introduce a new technology to harvest
more wheat, potatoes and other types of vegetables. Besides, a mini factory that would manufacture over 20 new varieties of plant protecting solutions and chemicals will be established within the scope of the agreement. Further the sides will conduct joint researches to study the spreading of rodents, steppe brown butterflies and grasshoppers that are over populated along the national border zone area with the Russian Federation.
“With the operation of the factory, Mongolia will be enabled to domestically manufacture plant protection chemicals for its own consumption and not to import such products. Within the first stage of the joint research work, we will conduct surveys on rodents and other types of plant destroying species inhabited in Kyakhta of Buryatia and Lake Baikal area. Opportunities to lease plant protecting techniques and machineries from Russia are opening up with the enactment of the agreement, thus we are willing to hold talks with the officials from financial institutions of the Russian Federation”, said G.Amarjargal, the Director of the Plant Protection Research Institute.