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India to boost Ethiopia’s Agricultural output

The Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research (EIAR) and the Indian Agricultural Research Institutes (IARI) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to work hand in hand on agricultural researches that would help researchers to upgrade capacity of agricultural outputs in Ethiopia.
Heads of the respective Agricultural Research Institutes signed the agreement is expected to boost the production capacity and quality of Ethiopia’s agricultural output.
IARI is India’s premier national Institute for agricultural research, education and extension. It has served the cause of science and society with distinction through first rate research, generation of appropriate technologies and development of human resources. The IARI was responsible for the research leading to the “Green revolution” of the 1970s.
On the occasion Ethiopia’s Agriculture State Minister, Wondyerad Mandefro said the MoU will help enhance the bilateral relation between the two countries. He further said that the two entities will get a chance to undertake joint agricultural researches that would help in getting a better result to increase production apart from Ethiopia’s benefit that facilitates technology transfer from the Indian Research Institute.
Indian ambassador to Ethiopia Bhagwant Bishnoi on his part said the MoU would further consolidate the relation of the two countries. He said India is interested to share its agricultural experience with Ethiopia.
The agreement would also enable India to undertake research on meat and dairy development in Ethiopia.
In addition to conducting research at its centres, EIAR is charged with the responsibility for providing the overall coordination of agricultural research countrywide, and advising the government on agricultural research policy formulation. Currently, the EIAR comprise 55 research centres on sites located across various agro-ecological zones.
IARI was established in 1905 as the Imperial Agricultural Research Institute.