Israel will be the ‘Partner Country’ in a mega agricultural event – the Global Rajasthan Agritech Meet (GRAM) 2016 – in Jaipur, Rajasthan. The event is going to be organised by the Government of Rajasthan in association with the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) on November 9-11 in the Pink City. Ambassador of Israel in India, Daniel Carmon, will inaugurate the event alongside the Chief Minister of Rajasthan, Vasundhara Raje Scindia.
Israel will feature a stall showcasing the country’s agricultural cooperation through MASHAV – Israel’s Agency for International Development – with its Indian counterparts in Rajasthan and in India in general. Israeli agricultural companies will also have stalls at the event to present their technologies to the government officials and farmers in attendance.
Ambassador Carmon will be the chief guest in a panel titled ‘Sustainable and Innovative Agricultural Practices for Doubling the Farmers’ Income’. He will be joined by the Deputy Head of MASHAV currently visiting India, Yuval Fuchs and Dan Alluf, Counsellor for International Development Cooperation (MASHAV) Science & Agriculture at the Embassy of Israel in India.
In addition, the Minister of Agriculture of Rajasthan, Prabhu Lal Saini will host a panel on ‘Rajasthan-Israel Collaboration for Agricultural Development – The Way Forward’. This panel will feature success stories from the Indo-Israel Agricultural Project (IIAP) Centers-of-Excellence which will be presented both by Indian partners on the project and by Israeli experts.
Ambassador Carmon said, “India and Israel’s agricultural cooperation has changed the lives of millions of farmers, and we are only at the beginning. We have seen a real shift from defence and security to food security. This cooperation can be seen, felt and tasted – and it is as sweet at the cherry tomatoes we have cultivated together.”