India, ASEAN set up five-year framework of bilateral agricultural cooperation, will cover joint agreements to upgrade human resources related to sector

LOS ANGELES , October 10, 2011 () – India and ASEAN have set up a framework of bilateral agricultural cooperation that will be in place for at least five years, The Jakarta Post reported Oct. 10.

ASEAN ministers and deputies met with Sharad Pawar, the Indian Minister of Agriculture and Food Processing, to arrange matters regarding the region’s agricultural development and food trade.

The cooperation would cover joint agreements to upgrade human resources related to the agricultural sector to transfer knowledge, research and development, according to Achmad Suryana, the head of the 33rd ASEAN’s Ministers of Agriculture and Forestry meeting.

The cooperation would also set standards for future food trade, Suryana said.

The primary source of this article is The Jakarta Post, Jakarta, Indonesia, on Oct. 10, 2011.

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