Cabinet okays MoU with Lithuania on agriculture cooperation

New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) The union cabinet on Wednesday accorded its approval for the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between India and Lithuania for cooperation in the field of agriculture.

“The MoU provides for cooperation in the fields of agriculture production, including horticulture, post-harvest management, organic farming, cold chain development and agro-processing industry, animal husbandry, dairying and aquaculture etc.,” an official statement said after a meeeting of the cabinet which was chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

“The cooperation between the two countries shall be undertaken through biennial work plan to be drawn up mutually to give effect to the objectives of the instant MoU,” it said.

The statement also said that the MoU was expected to help in capacity building, knowledge exchange between scientists and technicians, exchange of genetic resources, development of appropriate technologies and farm practices for enhancing agriculture productivity in farms.

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