CARDI to sign agreement with Indian institution

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Roseau, Dominica…You are invited to attend a media conference for the signing of a Memorandum of Agreement  between the Caribbean Agriculture Research and Development (CARDI) and the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) of India takes place during the Caribbean Week of Agriculture in Dominica on October 14, 2011 at the Fort Young Hotel, Roseau at 4:30 pm.

The Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) is one of the world’s largest organizations dedicated to agricultural research. ICAR was a major driver of the Green Revolution, which in the 1970s doubled food production in many developing countries. India is now self sufficient in food production despite its large population of over 1 billion people and this is largely due to the work of ICAR in the last 40 years.

The Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute (CARDI) is the only Caribbean regional agricultural research institute and as such it is recognized by the revised treaty of Chaguaramas.

The agreement will facilitate scientific exchanges between India and the Caribbean; this will allow the region access to scientists from India and also access to the scientific work done by ICAR in India.   More