16th June, 2017, New Delhi
An interactive meeting between the delegation of National Institute of Agricultural Technology (INTA), Argentina and ICAR was held on 16 June, 2017.
Dr. T. Mohapatra, Secretary, DARE & DG, ICAR welcomed the Argentina delegation lead by Dr. Amadeo Nicora, President of INTA, Argentina. Dr. Mohopatra briefly mentioned about the Indian National Agricultural Research & Education System and the various research, educational and extension activities undertaken in the different agro-ecologies of country through its vast network. He informed that already, there exists a MoU between the Governments of India and Argentina and the collaborative activities can be pursued through a biennial work plan.
The National Institute of Agricultural Technology presented their various activities through a video film. The team have also visited the IVRI, Izatnagar. Dr. J. K. Jena, Deputy Director Genaral (Fisheries Science and Animal Science), ICAR pursued the discussion for identification of areas of mutual interest for collaborative research. Diagnosis of anaplasmosis and babesiosis under animal health, zero tillage, climate change and other aspects were discussed and it was decided that both sides will identify 4-5 areas of mutual interest for finalisation of a common work plan.
(Source: OSD (IR), ICAR)