India, Australia sign MoU on agriculture
Deccan Chronicle | DC Correspondent
Research is in progress for horticulture crop improvement, animal vaccines
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with his Australian counterpart Tony Abbott during a ceremonial reception at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on Friday. (Photo: PTI)
New Delhi: An MoU was signed on Friday between the University of Queensland, Australia and the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) research to strengthen linkages in the area of Agriculture.
The MoU was signed by Peter Hoj, President and Vice Chancellor of the University of Queensland (UQ) and Arvind Kaushal, Additional Secretary, Indian Council of Agriculture Research (ICAR).
Currently, University of Queensland is working in three areas of research in progress for collaboration. They are horticulture crop improvement, animal vaccines, and sorghum breeding and crop protection.
Dr Neena Mitter, Associate Professor, Centre for Plant Science, Queensland Affiliation for Agriculture and Food Innovation played a pivotal role in securing funding from Horticulture Australia Limited (HAL) to organize a workshop in UQ.
The workshop was held on August 17 this year to develop linkages in the area of Horticultural crops with a particular focus on mango. It was attended by four scientists from ICAR.
The diversity of expertise in her group across plant and animal science has led to a collaborative project on nano particle based delivery of veterinary vaccines.