Biotechnology to increase agriculture output in Azerbaijan: American University Professor


Trend Capital (Azerbaijan)
By A. Badalova
June 10, 2009

(Azerbaijan, Baku) The introduction of biotechnology in agriculture in Azerbaijan will help local farmers to significantly increase their incomes, professor at the American Tuskegee University Channapatna Prakash said.

The main purpose of Prakash’s visit to Azerbaijan is to improving understanding of the production genetic modification products and biotechnology, as well as its scientific justification.

According to him, the introduction of biotechnology will increase the agricultural productivity, and improve product quality and reduce toxins.

According to Prakash, the experience of production genetic modification products has more than 25 countries.

"This method produces a variety of products in countries with certain climatic conditions," Prakash said.

During his visit to Baku professor at American University, met with representatives of various state agencies in this area, including the Union of Free Consumers of Azerbaijan.

According to Prakash, Azerbaijan has no legal basis for import genetic modification products from the United States. However, work in this area is already under way.

"The State Committee for Standardization, Metrology and Patents of Azerbaijan is creating a laboratory for testing of imported and domestically produced products," the professor said.

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