DG FAO hails India’s decision to give soil health card to farmers
NEW DELHI: Appreciating India’s plan to provide 140 million soil health cards to all its farmers, Director General FAO, Jose Graziano da silva urged India to make a presentation on this program in FAO’s upcoming conference in Bangkok in August, 2015..
Radha Mohan Singh, Union Minister for Agriculture met the Director General, FAO, Mr. Jose Graziano da silva on the sidelines of the FAO conference in Rome on Tuesday. During the meeting, the Minister congratulated Mr. DA Silva on his re-election as DG, FAO and the two sides agreed to make efforts to enhance cooperation in the field of agriculture.
Singh also praised the work done by FAO in helping countries achieve the objectives of global food security and sustainable agricultural development.
The Minister highlighted the measures being taken by the government to improve the conditions of Indian farmers particularly in the field of irrigation, financial inclusion of farmers, soil health cards for farmers, enhanced investments, benefits for farmers etc.
FAO also agreed to participate and provide technical assistance in conservation and promotion of indigenous cattle breeds through India’s Gokul mission. Both sides agreed to build further on the rich history of collaboration between India and the FAO in the future.