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India, Kazakhstan Sign MOU to Improve Agricultural Research

July 6, 2012

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) and KazAgroInnovation  (KAI) in Kazakhstan to further improve agricultural research in the two countries.

The two parties particularly agreed to cooperate in the following areas:

  • exchange of germplasm and breeding material;
  • development and implementation of joint research projects, the scope and methodology of which will be confirmed, upon compliance with the provisions made in the memorandum;
  • exchange of research equipment and its joint usage within the framework of programs of general interest;
  • exchange of scientific and technical staff members through internships and grading courses, as well as making contacts with scientific and technological departments of parties' organizations;
  • research works, information and methodology exchange; and
  • exchange of technologies to upgrade extension centers and demonstration sites in both countries.

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