6th BRICS agriculture meeting

6th BRICS agriculture meeting

22-23 September 2016. India. 6th BRICS agriculture meeting. The BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) Action Plan for 2012-2016 was discussed with 5 key areas of cooperation. 

One of the key areas is agricultural science, which includes ensuring that the challenge of hunger for food is met in the population from the lower strata of society. The policy framework was studied thoroughly, where great emphasis was laid on agriculture technology cooperation and innovation, trade and investment promotion.

There is a need to train the farmers regarding the usage of technology, modern machinery and irrigation methods to reap best productivity from farms. When it comes to technology, then scientific information sharing, technology transfer, training and capacity building are key indicators and also get a better understanding of climatic conditions affecting crop produce.

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