India, Moldova eye stronger ties agriculture

High-level delegation from both sides discussed ways to promote closer cooperation in agricultural exports and infrastructure

August 14, 2018

With gross cropped area of around 194.4 million hectares and cropping intensity of 139 per cent, along with a total of 127 agro-climatic zones, India is one of the world’s top agricultural producer

Government of India has entered into several bilateral and multilateral agreements to share the best expertise and resources in the field of agricultural and allied activities and drive innovation

Indian Government called for businesses from both sides to explore possibilities for enhancing agricultural trade and welcomed Moldovan firms to participate in India’s World Food Festival

Agriculture offer immense opportunities in both nations; The latest discussions are expected to promote interaction among agricultural institutions, experts, researchers and agro businesses

India and Moldova, a partner nation in eastern Europe, are targeting stronger ties through improved cooperation in the agriculture sector. To facilitate this, India’s Minister of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare, Radha Mohan Singh, met with Moldova’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration, Tudor Ulianovschi, in New Delhi on August 14. With gross cropped area of around 194.4 million hectares and cropping intensity of 139 per cent, along with a total of 127 agro-climatic zones, India is one of the world’s top agricultural producer. Government of India has entered into several bilateral and multilateral agreements to share the best expertise and resources in the field of agricultural and allied activities.

India has recorded steady progress in the agriculture sector, which contributes around 18 per cent of the national GDP and employs over 50 per cent of the national workforce. In 2018, the Government announced a plan to double farmers’ income by 2022 through a series of reforms such as Soil Health Card, organic farming, crop insurance, irrigation, National Agriculture Market (eNAM). As a result, India has achieved food security and have become a net exporter of agriculture commodities. The agriculture sector in both the nations offer immense opportunities and the latest discussions are expected to promote interaction among agricultural institutions, experts, researchers and agro businesses.

Mr Singh called for businesses from both sides to explore possibilities for enhancing agricultural trade and welcomed Moldovan companies to participate in the World Food Festival in India. India has already initiated processes to import apples from Moldova and has urged Moldova to consider import of agriculture commodities from India. Currently, India’s major agricultural exports to Moldova include meat, edible fruit and nuts, spices, tea, coffee, cereals, oilseeds, sugar. Meanwhile, Moldova has been keen to increase its export of agricultural produce to India including its wines. Indian traditional medicine such as ayurveda and wellness regimens such as yoga, has attracted attention in Moldova.

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