July 18, 2019 a delegation from Argentina headed by the Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the Argentine Republic to the Russian Federation, Mr. Ricardo Ernesto Lagorio visited S.Seifullin Kazakh Agrotechnical University (hereinafter - KATU). The delegation also included President of the National Institute of Agricultural Technologies (INTA), Mr. Juan Ignacio Balbin, President of the National Health Service and Food Quality of Argentina (SENASA), Mr. Ricardo Luis Negri, Plenipotentiary Minister, Attaché on Agribusiness Issues of the Embassy of Argentina, Mr. Alonso Pablo Ferrando, and Secretary of the Trade and Economic Department of the Embassy of Argentina in the Russian Federation, Mr. Juan Carlos Pignataro.
The purpose of the visit is an official visit of courtesy and discussion of possible cooperation with KATU.
The delegation was met by the Vice-Rector for International Relations, Mogilnyy S.V. and the Director of International Cooperation and Multilingual Education Development Center, Meyramova S.A.
Vice-rector for International Relations, Mogilnyy S.V., thanking the guests for the visit, briefly provided information on the activities, training programs and research base of KATU. During the meeting, the Parties discussed issues of possible cooperation with Argentinian higher educational institutions focused on research and development in the field of animal husbandry, crop production, as well as issues of scientific and technological support.
In addition, the delegation visited the Research Institute of Research Institute "Research Platform for Agricultural Biotechnology" and production and experimental workshops of the technical department of KATU.
For reference: INTA was founded in 1956 to stimulate the development of scientific research and the expansion of agricultural activities, as well as to accelerate the intensification, improve agricultural enterprises and improve rural life in general. INTA consists of 15 regional centers, 4 institutes of basic research, 15 research institutes, 47 experimental stations and more than 320 centers for the dissemination of knowledge. From 50 to 300 people work at each experimental station.
The National Health and National Health Service and Food Quality (SENASA) is a public medical institution, mainly engaged in the inspection and certification of products and by-products of animal and vegetable origin, their waste - agrochemicals, as well as the prevention, control and elimination of animal diseases, including those transmitted to humans and plant pests affecting agricultural production in the country.