India and Cyprus here today signed Work Plan for 2017–18 to implement an already singed MOU for cooperation in the agriculture sector.
- As per the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), the two countries have decided to work in joint research projects, conduct training/exchange programmes for scientists and experts working in specific agri-fields.
- It also covers exchange of germplasms and technology, promotion of private sector participation and joint workshops and conferences etc.
- The MoU will accelerate agricultural production to meet the rising demand for food, but also to increase the income of those dependent on agriculture.
- The initiatives taken as a part of government’s policy to target doubling farmers income by 2022.
Extra information about Cyprus
Republic of Cyprus is an island country in the Eastern Mediterranean and the third largest and third most populous island in the Mediterranean. It is located south of Turkey, west of Syria and Lebanon, northwest of Israel and Palestine, north of Egypt, and southeast of Greece.
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