India, Israel sign agreement on agriculture cooperation

Date: 2021.06.04

India and Israel have signed “a three-year work program agreement” for development in agriculture cooperation, the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare said on Monday.

“Taking forward the ever-growing partnership in agriculture between Israel and India, the two governments have agreed to enhance their cooperation in agriculture and signed a three-year work program agreement for development in Agriculture cooperation, while affirming the ever-growing bilateral partnership and recognizing the centrality of agriculture and water sectors in the bilateral relationship,” the Ministry said in a statement.

Both countries are implementing the “INDO-ISRAEL Agricultural Project Centres of Excellence” and “INDO-ISRAEL Villages of Excellence”.

On this occasion, Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said that the agriculture sector ‘always remains a priority for India’. “Due to the agrarian policies of the Government of India, there is a definite change in the lives of the farmers and the agriculture sector,” Tomar said.

In a statement, the Israel embassy said, “The work program will aim to grow existing Centres of Excellence, establish new centers, increase CoE’s value chain, bring the Centres of Excellence into the self-sufficient mode, and encourage private sector companies and collaboration.”

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