Training Future Agricultural Attaches on-site. Stavropol

Training Future Agricultural Attaches on-site. Stavropol

12 July 2019

July 8th to July 13th, an on-site training module for students of the vocational retraining program “Agricultural Attaché”, supervised by the Program Director Natalia Cherner, was organized at Stavropol State Agrarian University.

This retraining program in agriculture, implemented in cooperation with Stavropol and Krasnodar Agrarian Universities and the Timiryazev Moscow Agricultural Academy, is the first of its kind in Russia.

Lessons were held during a week and split into four educational modules, devoted to the main stages of agricultural production and the processing of agricultural goods, the international and national statistics regarding the agricultural sector, phytosanitary certifications and veterinary requirements, the economy of agricultural enterprises. Students were taken to visit major agricultural conglomerates: the agricultural breeding farm “Russia”, the grain company “NPK” in Armavir, the dairy plant “Stavropol”, the agricultural cooperative “Rodina” and others.

On their last day, students learnt about the health and safety standards for people producing and consuming animal products, the different indicators, which help determine the quality and safety of crops and livestock products, the economics of the agricultural business, and the specifics of international and national statistics in the agricultural sector. The students then took some tests to complete the module.

The next course “International Legal Regulations in the Agrarian Sector” for future agricultural attachés will be held from July 15th to July 20th at Kuban State Agrarian University.

The program “International Agrarian Markets and Foreign Economic Activity in the Agro-Industrial Complex” is carried out with the support of the Russian Ministry of Agriculture. This year, MGIMO launched the MA program “World Agrarian Markets”, a unique program with no equivalent on the Russian market. The best applicants can obtain grants for their studies. More information about the program is available on the website:

— See the MGIMO web-site for russian version