New Delhi, Jan 6 : Israel's Agriculture Minister Yair Shamir will lead the Israeli delegation to the seventh edition of the upcoming Vibrant Gujarat Summit, a statement by Israel Embassy said.
Minister Shamir will be accompanied by a delegation consisting of Gil Haskel, Head of Mashav, Israel's Agency of International Development Cooperation, officials from the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and representatives from various Israeli companies.
Israel's participation in Vibrant Gujarat will include a National Pavilion and Israel Country Seminar dedicated to Water Recycling, Irrigation Panel, Post-Harvest Management and Dairy that will take place on next Monday.
Minister Shamir will be the Key Note speaker in the Theme Seminar "Innovation and Technology in Food Processing for Sustaining Food Security".
During Vibrant Gujarat 2015, Israel and India will sign on extending the Indo-Israel Agricultural Cooperation program.
In the current 3 year work plan, Israel and India are in the process of establishing 29 Centers of Excellence for agriculture in 10 Indian states including Gujarat.
This extension of the agreement is a testament of the growing and vibrant relations between the two countries and will be undertaken by MASHAV on behalf of Israel and the Mission for Integrated Development of Horticulture (MIDH) on behalf of India.
Minister Shamir will visit one of the Indo-Israel Centers of Excellence for vegetables in Vadrad, Sabarkantha in Gujarat.
Israel's Country Pavilion at the summit entitled "I4 - Israel Innovation in India" will focus on agriculture, water and homeland security. Israel will showcase "success stories" on the governmental and business cooperation between both countries in various fields, in India in general and specifically in Gujarat.
Ambassador Carmon remarked that "Vibrant Gujarat 2015 is a fantastic venue to showcase Vibrant Israel's success stories in India, first and foremost in Gujarat. Our aim is to repeat this success in many other states across India."
In Agriculture, the Pavilion will exhibit the Indo-Israel Agriculture Project and the Centers of Excellence that had been set up or are in the process of setting in, aimed at increasing productivity of the Indian farmer.
In Dairy, Israel will showcase advanced methods to increase milk productivity of cows.
In water, various Israeli water technologies being used in India will be presented.
In HLS, Israel will present some of the most cutting edge technologies aimed at making our cities safer.