26th April 2017, New Delhi
Mr. Elwyn Grainger-Jones, Executive Director of Consultative Group of International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) accompanied with Ms. Karmen Bennett, Head of Board and Council Relations, CGIAR called on Dr. Trilochan Mohapatra , Secretary (DARE) & Director General (ICAR) here today.
The discussion focused on how existing bilateral relationships between ICAR and CGIAR system can further be deepened to address contemporary challenges of Agriculture world over with specific reference to Indian Agriculture. Executive Director CGIAR expressed his deep satisfaction to the pivotal role played by ICAR through its continuous support in carrying forward the objectives of multilateral framework and look forward to address challenges on variety of issues relating to climate change, dry land systems, food and nutritional security etc.
Sh Chhabilendra Roul, Additional Secretary (DARE) & Secretary (ICAR), Dr. Arabinda Kumar Padhee, Director Country Relations and Business Affairs at ICRISAT New Delhi and other senior officials from DARE/ICAR were also present during the meeting.