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Dec 03 2018

Aussie University steps in to aid Indian farmers double their income

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Aussie University steps in to aid Indian farmers double their income
<blockquote> <p>Prime Minister Narendra Modi has pledged to double the income of farmers of India over the next five years, said Western Sydney University (WSU) Vice Chancellor Barney Glover.</p> </blockquote> <p>Australia&#39;s WSU has forged a partnership with the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) and thirteen state agricultural universities as part of a new initiative designed to combat global food security issues presented by climate change.</p> <p>It will&nbsp;invest AUD 5 million as a part of a collaboration with agricultural universities across India, to leverage research and innovations that may help Indian farmers double their income by 2022.</p> <p>&quot;India and Australia share some challenges in building a protected cropping industry -- so we will have similar research questions,&quot; remarked WSU Vice Chancellor Barney Glover.</p> <p>&quot;Collaborative research between ICAR and WSU will bring together researchers, academics and students from partnering institutions and provide them with a platform to benefit from mutual expertise,&quot; said Trilochan Mohapatra, Director General of ICAR.</p> <p>The network includes top state agricultural universities of Haryana, Uttarakhand, Rajasthan, Kashmir, West Bengal, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu ,and Kerala.&nbsp;The collaboration will equip students of various academic backgrounds to bring about new innovations in the field of agriculture and crop protection.&nbsp;</p> <p>Read more @ <a href="https://www.moneycontrol.com/news/business/economy/australian-university-to-help-indian-farmers-double-income-3244811.html" target="_blank">MoneyControl.</a></p>

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