India-Israel signs Cooperation in Agriculture

India-Israel signs Cooperation in Agriculture

(GS PAPER-2, International Relations

Source: The Hindu)


India and Israel have inked a three-year joint work programme which will continue till 2023. Joint work programme was initiated with the aim of enhancing cooperation in agriculture.

About New Work Programme:

  • Under the new work programme, 13 Centres of Excellence (CoEs) were set up to make Indian farmers aware of Israeli farm and water technologies.
  • A model ecosystem in agriculture called Villages of Excellence (VoE) will also be created across eight states within 75 villages.
  • New programme will promote an increase of net income and enhance the livelihood of individual farmers.
  • It will also transform traditional farms into modern-intensive farms on the basis of IIAP standards.
  • It will also strengthen the bilateral relations and mutual cooperation between both the countries in agriculture to benefit the farming community.

India Israel Agricultural relation:

“India and Israel started bilateral relations in the agriculture sector in 1993. So, the new programme is the 5th Indo-Israel Agriculture Action Plan (IIAP).


-Khyati Khare



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