The Ambassador of India to Niger, His Excellency Mr Prem K Nair, visited ICRISAT’s research station at Sadore, to explore opportunities for South-South collaboration. He said that the objective of his visit was to learn about ICRISAT’s activities in Niger and to identify possible areas of cooperation for implementing agri-development initiatives introduced by India.
H.E. Nair, highlighted the interest of the Government of India in supporting agricultural development in Africa as part of its South-South cooperation initiatives, especially in the field of mechanization drawing upon the vast experience of India.
The Ambassador visited ICRISAT-Niger last month and was shown the regional genebank, the soil laboratory, the entomology laboratory and the demonstration plots to gain insights into ongoing field experiments.