The Union Cabinet chaired by the Narendra Modi, Prime Minister has given its ex-post facto approval for MoU signed between India and various BRICs countries for the establishment of the BRICS Agriculture Research Platform (BRICS-ARP).
In order to promote sustainable agricultural development and to alleviate poverty strategic cooperation in agriculture by providing food security in the BRICS member countries, Modi proposed to establish BRICS Agriculture Research Centre during the 7th BRICS Summit on 9th July 2015.
To further intensify cooperation among BRICS countries in agricultural research policy, science and technology, innovation and capacity building, including technologies for small¬holder farming in the BRICS countries, an MoU on establishment of the Agricultural Research Platform was signed by the foreign Ministers of BRICS countries in the 8th BRICS Summit held on 16th October, 2016 at Goa.
BRICS-ARP will be the natural global platform for science-led agriculture-based sustainable development for addressing the issues of world hunger, under-nutrition, poverty and inequality, particularly between farmers' and non-farmers' income, and enhancing agricultural trade, bio-security and climate resilient agriculture.
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