23 November 2018, New Delhi
Doubling farmers’ income by 2022 target can be achieved through active support of agricultural research and education in the country, said Union Minister of State for Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare, Smt Krishna Raj. She was addressing the delegates of three-day International Conference on Agricultural Education – Sharing Global Experience, here today. Union Minister of State also emphasized, we can contribute immensely to the world food requirement.
The Conference is organized on the occasion of golden jubilee year of Indian Agricultural Universities Association (IAUA), that aids and assist the State, Central and Deemed to be Universities for promotion of Agricultural Education and Research in the country. It is presently celebrating its Golden Jubilee and as a part of this celebration, jointly organized with ICAR and National Academy of Agricultural Sciences.
Speaking on the occasion, Secretary, DARE and DG, ICAR, Dr Trilochan Mohapatra suggested that there should be a global agricultural network to share and utilize the knowledge for global food security. He added, global community should work together to mitigate malnutrition and hunger.
Dr R B Singh, Former Chancellor, CAU, Imphal; Dr Panjab Singh, President, National Academy of Agricultural Sciences; Dr N S Rathore, DDG (Education), ICAR; Dr KM Bujerbarauh, Vice Chancellor, AAU, Guwahati; Dr NC Patel, Vice Chancellor, AAU, Anand also addressed the delegates on the occasion.
In this conference, 25 participants from 12 different countries such as US, China, South Korea, Malaysia, UK, France etc are taking part. A total of 55 Agricultural University Vice Chancellors and around 55 Deans and Directors from the country are participating.