ICRISAT, ICAR to host Asia-Pacific Agri-experts' meet

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Hyderabad, Oct 5 (UNI) The International Crops Research Institute for Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) and the Indian Council of Agriculture Research (ICAR) will jointly organise three meetings related to the Asia-Pacific Association of Agricultural Research Institutions (APAARI) here from October 8 to 10.

In a statement, ICRISAT Director William Dar said the meetings would provide an opportunity to review and improve agricultural research and development in the Asia-Pacific region so as to increase agricultural productivity and profitability.

He said around 70 participants from India and other APAARI member countries in Asia-Pacific countries and reprsentatives from international and national agricultural research institutions would be attending the meetings.

He said APAARI aimed at promoting and facilitating agricultural research for development in the Asia-Pacific region through novel partnerships among national agricultural research systems and other related organisations.


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