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Cabinet approves India - Palestine MoU on agriculture cooperation

The MoU would make way for cooperation in the fields of agricultural research, veterinary, irrigation, climate change among various other allied areas

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The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given its ex-post facto approval to the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare and the Ministry of Agriculture in the State of Palestine on agriculture cooperation. 

The MoU was signed in May 2017 during the visit of the Palestinian Minister of Foreign Affairs to India. 

The Memorandum of Understanding would make way for cooperation in the fields of agricultural research; veterinary field including capacity enhancement of Palestinian Veterinary services and Animal Health; irrigation and climate change. It will also be extended to areas such as plant and soil nutrition; exchange of experiences in the field of sanitary and phytosanitary legislation and plant protection Animal husbandry, modern irrigation technology including exchange of experiences, training and capacity building among various other allied sectors would also come in its purview. 

Under the MoU, an Agricultural Steering Committee will be constituted to determine the programmes and action plans to achieve the objectives provided in the MoU. It will also set the agenda for cooperation.

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