AgriNation News Network
Vijayawada. 20 April 2018
Andhra Pradesh has collaborated with University of Florida to establish Andhra Pradesh Centre for Sustainable Food, Land, and Water Systems, shortly called AP- SUNFLWR. The Centre will work for the improvement of the sustainable use of land and water resources in the State and will also aid the State to turn into a horticulture hub.
“The centre will engage in research activities and would design various technology-based and innovation-based programmes for farmers in the areas of agriculture and horticulture, aqua culture development and forestry”, the horticulture official said.
“It will further concentrate on post-harvest techniques and gene technology. The project is likely to be operational within a year”, the official added.
Horticulture Commissioner Chiranjiv Choudhary has constituted two task-force committees for discussing and finalising the specific areas of collaboration with the University of Florida.
The committees were formed after senior vice-president for agriculture and natural resources from University of Florida Jack Payne, during a meeting Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu in February, expressed interest to partner with the State in technology-sharing to improve the agrarian economy.