NEW DELHI: India and Canada have signed a memorandum of understanding here to extend co-operation in agriculture, including sharing of knowledge on technology, marketing of farm products and animal development.
The MoU was signed by Food and Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar and Canada’a Minister of Agriculture Gerry Ritz, who is leading a delegation to India.
“The cooperation envisaged in the MoU is expected to lead to increase in bilateral trade by creating new marketing opportunities benefitting farmers of both the countries,” an official statement said.
The MoU provides for the representation of all stakeholders, including the private sector, it added.
Canada’s annual exports of farm products to India are worth 445 million Canadian dollars (Rs 1788.13 crore), with pulses and wheat accounting for the maximum share, a separate release by the High Commission of Canada in India said.