Published on: August 30, 2021


BRICS-AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH PLATFORM What is in news : The Union Minister for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare has announced the operationalization of the BRICS Agricultural Research Platform.

Er Reina Details :

  • The platform was established at the 11th meeting of BRICS Agriculture Ministers under the theme BRICS Partnership for Strengthening Agrobiodiversity for Food Security and Nutrition
  • It is a global platform that has been set up for strengthening the cooperation in the field of agricultural research & innovations amongst the BRICS member States.
  • Mission: To promote sustainable agricultural development and poverty alleviation through strategic cooperation in agriculture to provide food security in the BRICS member countries.
  • Nature of Cooperation: The Cooperation will focus on agricultural research, technology, policy, innovations, extension and technology transfer training and capacity building and information sharing.
  • Focal Point: The BRICS Nations have appointed their focal points for BRICS-ARP to interact virtually through the platform and identify the common problems and develop joint projects for finding the solutions.
  • Indian Council of Agricultural Research(ICAR) is the focal organization from India.
  • Location: The coordinating centre is housed at NASC Complex, Pusa (New Delhi) under the governance of Department of Agricultural Research & Education/ICAR, Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare.