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Andhra CM calls for India US cooperation in agriculture

Agri Nation Network

Vijayawada | 21 Oct 2017

During the special round table session on agriculture in US, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu has called for greater co-operation between India and the US.

Naidu said, “Agricultural cooperation between the US and India allows the two countries to exchange innovative ideas and promote technical knowledge that has the power to boost agricultural production and yield promising results for both countries”.

The Andhra CM is on US currently. The round table was organized by the US-India Strategic Partnership Forum (USISPF) in collaboration with the Iowa State University as part of the World Food Prize meetings this week.

The meeting discussed the areas where there can be a possibility of US industry to work with Andhra government for providing Agricultural Extension services to farmers and to transfer the latest technical knowledge to the farming community, introduction of high yielding varieties, imparting training to farmers to improve skills and knowledge to boost up the agricultural production and productivity.

The meeting was attended by a delegation of the Indian government as well as representatives from John Deere Financials, PepsiCo, US Department of Agriculture, US India Foundation, GrainPro, Pioneer, and the Global Food Banking Network.