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Visit of Indian Delegation led by Union Minister of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare to Agriculture Research Organization (ARO), Volcani Institute, Israel

On May 10, 2022, an Indian team led by Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Mr. Narendra Singh Tomar, paid a visit to the Agricultural Research Organization (ARO), Volcani Institute of the Israeli Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development. He discussed various concerns regarding agricultural technical breakthroughs in the Indian context with ARO experts. Crop cultivation in protected habitats, freshwater fish farming, innovative plant protection techniques, precision agriculture, remote sensing, and post-harvest science and technology are among the challenges under consideration.

ARO, Volcani Institute, and its six institutes are responsible for academic and basic research in Plant Sciences, Animal Science, Plant Protection, Soil, Water, and Environmental Sciences, Agricultural Engineering, and Post Harvest and Food Sciences under the Israeli Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development. The ARO Volcani Center campus also houses Israel's Gene Bank for Agricultural Crops. ARO concentrates specifically on arid zone agriculture, allowing Israel - a country lacking in all agricultural resources - to reach among the greatest levels of agricultural output in the world. ARO maintains tight ties with the numerous international, regional, and national organisations concerned in the promotion of good agricultural practises, particularly the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

Nearly 60 Post-doctoral fellows from India are undertaking research activities in various institutes of ARO Volcani Centre. Fellowships are typically for a duration of three months to two years. The Indian team discussed several problems of current agriculture technologies with the Indian Post-doctoral Fellows and resource persons of the ARO Volcani Centre.

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