The Coordinating Centre of BRICS Agricultural Research Platform was recently inaugurated in New Delhi, Bureaucracy Today has learnt.
This is the first such multi-disciplinary and multi-lateral Platform established in Indian agriculture which has five big countries participating through virtual network for agricultural development and growth.
Following an MoU at the 8th BRICS Summit in 2016 at Goa all BRICS countries agreed to establish a BRICS Agricultural Research Platform (BRICS-ARP) in virtual mode.
They noted and emphasized its importance for ensuring food security, eliminating hunger and poverty through increased agricultural production, productivity and sustainable management of natural resources.
BRICS countries are major producers, consumers and exporters of agricultural, horticultural and animal products. They have the strength of knowledge, expertise and research capabilities in agriculture and already, India is having bilateral collaboration with them.