GUWAHATI, March 16: The Assam Government has signed agreements with four intertiol agencies – Intertiol Rice Research Institute (IRRI) of Phillipines, Intertiol Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) of Kenya, Intertiol Potato Centre of Peru and World Vegetable Centre (WVC) of Taiwan – as knowledge partners for implementation of World Bank Finced Assam Agribusiness and Rural Transformation Project (APART) being maged by and coordited by ARIAS Society.
Climate resilient solutions: Pacts with foreign agencies
Addressing the function in this regard, State Chief Secretary TY Das laid stress on climate resilient solutions to address problems created by floods, droughts etc., in the State, and sought cooperation from intertiol agencies to fight such meces.
From ARIAS Society, its SPD Dr. Siddharth Singh highlighted the fact that this is not just a short-term project level partnership but a long term State level partnership. He laid stress on consortia approach which the project is taking, including for intertiol agency assignments.
The project development objective of APART is to add value and improve resilience of selected agriculture value chain, focusing on smallholder farmers and agro-entrepreneurs in targeted 16 districts of Assam launched by Chief Minister Sarbanda Sonowal on January 10, 2018.