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India to host BRICS agriculture meet

Our Bureau New Delhi | Updated on January 16, 2018 Published on September 21, 2016

Conference opens in Delhi today

India will host a meeting of BRICS countries — Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa — on agriculture and agrarian development this week focussing on areas such as food security, climate change and agriculture technology.

The two-day conference, beginning on September 22, will include a ministerial meeting to be attended by the Agriculture Ministers of all the five countries.

“The areas of cooperation include creating basic agricultural information exchange system, strategy for ensuring access to food for the most vulnerable population, reducing negative impact of climate change on food security and adaptation of agriculture to climatic changes, enhancing agricultural technology cooperation and innovation, trade and investment promotion,” an official release said.

Detailed discussions will also be held on the BRICS Agricultural Research Centre, which is likely to be set up in India.

The proposed centre is expected to work on agricultural science, policy research and development extension, technology transfer, training and capacity building and scientific information sharing.

Published on September 21, 2016
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