The Ambassador of India to Niger, His Excellency Mr Prem K Nair (far left), visiting the genebank’s germplasm characterization field. Photo: IA Kalilou, ICRISAT
24
Sep

Indian Ambassador to Niger explores opportunities for South-South cooperation

The Ambassador of India to Niger, His Excellency Mr Prem K Nair (far left), visiting the genebank’s germplasm characterization field. Photo: IA Kalilou, ICRISAT

The Ambassador of India to Niger, His Excellency Mr Prem K Nair (far left), visiting the genebank’s germplasm characterization field. Photo: IA Kalilou, ICRISAT

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.

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