Uzbekistan and India discuss prospects of bilateral cooperation in the field of agriculture
Tashkent, Uzbekistan (UzDaily.com) -- Ambassador of Uzbekistan Dilshod Akhatov met with Minister of State for Agriculture and Welfare of India Parshottam Rupala, Dunyo news agency reported.
The parties discussed the current state and prospects of bilateral cooperation in the field of agriculture.
The Indian minister highly appreciated the large-scale work carried out in Uzbekistan to develop the agricultural sector, the comprehensive support of entrepreneurs working in this area, and the practical results achieved.
During the meeting, an agreement was reached on establishing an exchange of experience and attracting advanced innovative technologies to the industry, in particular in the field of land mapping using satellite capabilities, monitoring crop yields.
Another mutually beneficial area of cooperation was joint research on rice cultivation, including the establishment of cooperation between research institutes of the two countries.
The issue of organizing training courses for Uzbek farmers and employees of the Ministry of Agriculture of Uzbekistan in the framework of the Indian program of technical and economic cooperation (ITEC) was also considered.
The parties also discussed issues of mutual phytosanitary permits for agricultural products grown in both countries. It was noted that the intensification of practical work in this direction will contribute to the development of bilateral trade relations.