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The issue of attracting young people to agriculture deserves special attention

Vice-Governor of Primorsky Krai Sergei Sidorenko today in Ussuriysk opened the international forum "Agro-education in the Asia-Pacific: problems, prospects", according to the official website of the Department of Agriculture and Food of Primorye.

On the agenda are issues of agrarian education, the expansion of international academic mobility and the development of a strategy for interaction between employers and educational institutions.

Sergei Sidorenko noted that this forum is a landmark event for the development of agrarian education not only in Primorsky Krai, but in the entire Far East of Russia and the countries of the Asia-Pacific region. "The agricultural sector of Primorye has great potential, and we must use it," he added.

According to the vice-governor, the forum will contribute to the training of personnel for agriculture and the attraction of young people to the countryside. For this purpose, it is useful to exchange experience with foreign colleagues. The representatives of Japan agreed that the issue of attracting young people to agriculture deserves special attention. "The average age of Japanese farmers is 65 years. We are extremely interested in attracting young people to the industry, "Deputy Consul General of Japan in Vladivostok Tomonori Hasegawa shared his opinion.

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