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Nepali farmers, agro-experts undergo training in organic farming in India

Ghaziabad, Feb 22 : As part of the 'India-Nepal New Partnership in Agriculture', the second group of 20 Nepali farmers and agriculture experts are currently undergoing a month-long training at the National Centre of Organic Farming (NCOF) here.

The training commenced on February 1 and will be wrapped up by March 2. The first group of Nepali participants had successfully completed their training last year from November 15 to December 14.

The training aims to promote certified organic farming for improvement of soil health; to share impact of organic farming on produce quality, productivity, soil health and environment; to ensure supply of organic input through establishment of bio-fertilizers and bio-pesticides production unit; capacity building in soil testing and organic certification through Human Resource Development (HRD) of Nepali experts and farmers.

The India-Nepal New Partnership in Agriculture was launched by the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Nepali Prime Minister KP Oli in April 2018 during his visit to India. Later in June 2018, Minister for Agriculture and Livestock Development of Nepal Chakrapani Khanal visited the Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI), Pusa, in New Delhi and the National Centre of Organic Farming in Ghaziabad as well as held delegation-level talks with his Radha Mohan Singh.

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Nepali farmers, agro-experts undergo training in organic farming in India


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