24th April 2018, Krishi Bhavan, New Delhi
A delegation of five members led by Mr Robert Patzer, Director, International Engagement Division, Science & Technology Branch, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAC) met Dr Trilochan Mohapatra, Secretary (DARE) & Director General (ICAR) here today.
The objective of the meeting was to understand the possibilities for:
- exchange of information on agricultural research priorities;
- collaboration through visiting scientists program; and
- opportunities for Joint AAFC-ICAR collaborative R & D programs.
Dr Mohapatra proposed to identify national and global interest in specific areas of agriculture i.e. climate change and new agricultural technologies. In this regard Dr S. Mauria, ADG (IR) was identified as the nodal person.
Shri Chhabilendra Roul, Special Secretary (DARE) & Secretary (ICAR), Dr S. Mauria, ADG (IR), ICAR and Shri Rajan Agrawal, Director (DARE) also participated in the meeting.