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Israel looks to collaborate with Nabard

Israel is looking to collaborate with National Bank for Agricultural and Rural Development in the field of agro-technologies and water conservation technologies, according to NABARD. For this purpose, a delegation from Israel led by minister for agriculture and rural development Uri Ariel has visited Nabard. The delegation held discussions relating to expanding the Agricultural Centres of Excellence supported by the governments of Israel and India, dissemination of critical Israeli technologies in water management, water purification technologies, promoting Israeli dairy technologies and post-harvest technologies, Nabard said. Both sides discussed about building capacities of farmers, bankers and developing appropriate instruments for financing the technologies for use in India. The Israeli delegation has offered to build capacities of Indian stakeholders in Israel and in India. Nabard, on its part, has offered the facilities of Bankers Institute for Rural Development, its in-house training facility at Lucknow, for building capabilities. It has also offered to conduct joint training programmes in the areas of hi-tech agriculture and agro technologies. The delegation also showed interest in availing of the services of Nabcons, the consultancy wing of Nabard, for collaborative advisory services in hi-tech agriculture, Nabard said.

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