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30-31.03.2011. Round Table on the development of innovative activities and support to small plots stake holders

30-31 March 2011 Association of Agricultural extension services, jointly with the Ministry of Agriculture of Russia held in Pyatigorsk a Round Table on the development of innovative activities and support to small plots stake holders. UNDP project in North Ossetia-Alania presented to the participants of the Round Table its experience in supporting of small plots stake holders. The participants showed great interest in organization of meat cattle cooperatives and the formation of start-funds of breeding cattle, field days, involving veterinarians-retirees as consultants. Particular attention was drawn to the division of the loan portfolio of the credit cooperative, supported by UNDP, for giving loans to the various categories of small entrepreneurs (for beginners - the interest rate is 1, 25% per month, for trading - 5%). Information materials of the project on resource-saving technologies in crop production and development of meat cattle breeding were distributed among the participants of the round table from 18 regions of Russia.

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