TAD NewsDesk, New Delhi: The government has approved a pact between India and Fiji for cooperation in the Agricultural and other allied sectors.
The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Ministry of Agriculture of the Indian government and the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Fiji was signed by the Union Cabinet chaired by PM Modi.
The agreement also provides for exchange of research personnel, scientific experts, specialists, and technical trainees; technology transfer; development of infrastructure for agriculture development; development of human resources through training of officers and farmers by conducting seminars and workshops.
Both the countries will work on raising investment in marketing and value addition/downstream processing of agricultural commodities.
The statement said,
“Under the MoU, a Joint Working Group (JWG) will be constituted to set down procedures and plan and recommend programmes of cooperation towards achieving its aims through the executing agencies of the two countries.”
The agriculture ministries are also focusing to promote agricultural capacity and the trade connected to market access of certain agricultural products.
The MoU would remain in force for a period of 5 years and a meeting will be held alternately every 2 years in India and Fiji.
Both countries will also develop a strong bond because of this collaboration over agricultural commodities and looking for outreach to market access.
Source: The Indian Express