Srinagar: To explore the joint collaborations in agriculture technology, representatives of the Israel Embassy Monday visited Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Kashmir Shalimar campus.
Yair Eshel, Agricultural Attaché MASHAV (Israel’s agency for international development cooperation) at Embassy of Israel in New Delhi along with Brihama Dev, Project Officer MASHAV, Embassy of Israel held a meeting with the SKUAST Vice Chancellor Prof Nazir Ahmad Ganai and interacted with officers of the university to discuss the modalities and framework for the establishment of Centre of Excellence for precision agriculture and conducting capacity building programmes, a spokesperson of the University said
Eshel, during the interaction, said it is a special day for him that after the long process he is able to visit SKUAST-K in Kashmir to understand how to collaborate and make the two side links benefiting both.
He offered full cooperation and said it needs to be built step by step to benefit both of them.
Dev said they are working under MASHAV to collaborate for the welfare of the Indian farmers with technology and planting material. He said the proposed Centre of Excellence here will be producing the high quality planting material, demonstrating the best farming practices and extension to share the knowledge with farmers.
Prof Ganai said working together will help to bring solutions to the agriculture problems in the region. He expected that the establishment of the Centre of Excellence will help in building the capacity of the university and farmers towards digital and precision agriculture.