The Union Minister of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, Narendra Singh Tomar From India and Minister of Agriculture, Waterways & Environment, Dr. Mahendra Reddy from Fiji has sign a memorandum of understanding for cooperation in agriculture & allied sectors.

Important Points

  • Both countries share a cordial and friendly relations based on mutual respect, cooperation and strong cultural & people-to-people ties.
  • The Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi’s visit to Fiji and first Forum for India Pacific Islands Cooperation have given a new boost to India’s engagement with Fiji and Pacific region.
  • In the lines, signing of this memorandum of understanding will further strengthen the multi-faceted cooperation between both the countries.

Cooperation

Food and agriculture sector are closely associated to climate change. Both India and Fiji are cooperating to deal with global challenges in agriculture. Amid the covid-19, India have distributed about 7 tonnes of seeds of 14 varieties of fruits and vegetables to Fiji as a grant for livelihood restoration of communities who were affected by Cyclone Yasa.

Memorandum of Understanding

The memorandum of understanding between India and Fiji provides for cooperation in fields of Dairy Industry Development, Root crop diversification, Rice Industry Development, Water Resources Management, Food Processing Industry Development, Coconut Industry Development, Agriculture Mechanization, Animal Husbandry, Agricultural Research, Horticulture Industry Development, Pest & Disease, Cultivation, Value Addition & Marketing, Post-Harvest & Milling, Breeding & Agronomy. The agreement will be executed by Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare, India and Ministry of Agriculture, Fiji.  A Joint Working Group will also be established to set down procedures. MoU will be valid for 5 years.

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