FAO acknowledges India’s power in seed sector

NEW DELHI : The Meals and Agriculture Group (FAO) of UN has acknowledged India’s power within the seed sector which it could be helpful to different nations, mentioned an announcement from the union agriculture ministry.

Earlier within the morning, a bilateral assembly was performed with FAO. Secretary (DARE) & Director Normal (ICAR), Himanshu Pathak, who can be the MACS Chair, led the discussions and emphasised that the extension service by means of KVK to farmers can be an important space of cooperation. 

FAO representatives additionally expressed eager curiosity in extending cooperation in extension service. 

“Ishmahane Elouafi, Chief Scientist, FAO, and Selvaraju Ramasamy, Senior Agriculture Officer, FAO participated within the assembly. They acknowledged India’s power within the seed sector, which might be very helpful to different nations,” the ministry mentioned.

Later within the night the delegates visited the archaeological website and ASI Museum at Sarnath and witnessed the sunshine and sound present.

The three-day G20 Assembly of Agricultural Chief Scientists (MACS) with the theme, “Sustainable Agriculture and Meals System for Wholesome Individuals and Planet” is underway at Varanasi. The Assembly was inaugurated by the Union Minister of State for Civil Aviation, and Highway Transport and Highways, Normal (Dr.) V Okay Singh (Retd) yesterday.

A session was performed to debate India’s initiative on Millets and Different Historic Grains Worldwide Analysis Initiative (MAHARISHI). The representatives of G20 Nations, invited nations and Worldwide Organisations supported the MAHARISHI Initiative and expressed that millets being local weather a wise crop and tremendous well being meals, the Worldwide Analysis cooperation is pivotal for its promotion and adoption.

Himanshu Pathak and Philippe Mauguin, Chair & CEO, INRAE – Nationwide Analysis Institute for Agriculture, Meals and the Atmosphere (France) led their respective delegation within the bilateral assembly between India and France.

Each nations expressed eager curiosity in cooperation within the areas of local weather change, crop diversification, soil & water conservation, pure farming and biofortified crops.

Final night the delegates skilled Ganga Arati on a river cruise by means of the Ganges adopted by an exhilarating cultural programme.

About 80 international delegates from the G20 member states, invited visitor nations, worldwide organizations and particular invitees by India are taking part within the three day assembly.

On the concluding day on 19 April, 2023 dialogue on MACS Communique will proceed.

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Up to date: 18 Apr 2023, 09:01 PM IST