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ETHIOPIAN DELEGATES VISIT ICAR-IIHR, ALONG WITH AGRINNOVATE INDIA, NEW DELHI on 3 AUGUST 2017

ETHIOPIAN DELEGATES VISIT ICAR-IIHR, ALONG WITH AGRINNOVATE INDIA, NEW DELHI on 3 AUGUST 2017 

A team of Five Ethiopian Delegates from Tigray Biotechnology Institute (TBI) representing Government of Ethiopia visited ICAR-IIHR on 3rd August 2017 along with the Business manager, Agrinnovate India Ltd, New Delhi, exploring possible avenues for collaboration and technology back stopping. The Institute Technology Management Unit ( ITMU), ICAR-IIHR, Bangalore coordinated the programme. Selected technologies of ICAR-IIHR, that hold potential for commercial licensing and transfer through Ag In were presented by the respective Divisional Heads/innovators. 

The team headed by Mr. Teklewoni Assefa, were impressed with the technologies especially, the F1 hybrid disease resistant types of vegetables like tomato, onion and chillies, usefulness of para pheromone trap technology for control of mango fruit flies, use of micronutrient foliar formulations for crop productivity enhancement, use of enriched Cocopeat technology for nursery management; usefulness of bio pesticides and production of value added products through processing technologies. The team also visited the biotechnology laboratory, Soil science and agricultural chemistry, PHT and vegetable field demonstration plots as well.

The Ethiopian team sought technical collaboration with ICAR-IIHR, through AgIn, New Delhi for capacity building programmes through hands on training and technical support to Ethiopia for commercial technology transfer with special reference to (i) Mango propagation, (ii) Organic farming production technologies, (iii) precision farming  in vegetable crops through use of yield enhancing practices, and (iv) use of  Neem soap and Pongamia soap etc.,

 

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