India – Africa ARD cooperation

India – Africa ARD cooperation

CIPHET


26 February 2013. LUDHIANA. Around 30 researchers and scientists from Liberia, Kenya and Malawi visited the Central Institute of Post Harvest Engineering and Technology (CIPHET) for getting first hand information regarding various activities initiated by the institute in area of post harvest sector an identifying various collaborative areas.

Dr P. Chandra Shekhra, Director (Agricultural Extension) of National Institute of Extension Management, Hyderabad, was leading the delegation of the countries from Liberia, Kenya and Malawi.

Addressing the scientists, Officiating Director Dr P.R Bhatnagar informed the delegation about contribution of the institute in post harvest sector and recent achievements. He added that CIPHET was among the 125 institutes of Indian Council of Agricultural Research across the country.

Head Transfer of Technology Division Dr Deepak Raj Rai, said that they are conducting number of hands-on-trainings, entrepreneurship development programmes, providing consultancy and contract research for dissemination of the technologies. Dr Shekhra said that the delegation was the outcome of the treaty between United States, India and African countries for ensuring food security in African countries.

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