ICAR inks MoU with ICFA

“The collaboration will help to strengthen the agricultural research, innovations and farmers’ outreach for sustainable agricultural development” - DG, ICAR

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New Delhi: “Our endeavour should be achieving the resilient agri-food systems to accomplish the goal of adequate and nutritious food for all” said Dr. Trilochan Mohapatra, Secretary (DARE) & Director General (ICAR) on the occasion of signing the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Indian Chamber of Food and Agriculture at Krishi Bhawan, New Delhi.
ICAR inks MoU with ICFA
Dr. Trilochan Mohapatra and Dr. M.J. Khan, Chairman, ICFA signed the MoU on the behalf of their respective organizations.
In his address, Dr. Mohapatra outlined the unparalleled contributions of the stakeholders that have led the country to succeed in the agricultural sector. The DG, ICAR urged for making the efforts to scale out the technologies to the farmers and develop new linkages through ICFA with the industry for demand driven research. He also stressed for convergence between and amongst the similar activities of ICAR and ICFA to fortify the impacts of the technologies. He appreciated the ICFA’s efforts for promoting the technologies, capacity development and trade facilitation. The DG, ICAR also stressed on developing a detailed work plan wherein all the activities with their timeline may be detailed out for the efficient implementation of the MoU.
Dr. Khan highlighted the ICFA’s various activities and scope of developing the partnerships between the two organizations.
The ICAR is an Apex Scientific Body for agricultural research, extension and education in India and responsible to undertake, aid, promote and coordinate agricultural research, education and frontline extension and the application of technologies. The Indian Chamber of Food and Agriculture is a Non-Governmental Organization working for trade facilitation partnerships, entrepreneurship and agribusiness services.