Iowa State University will set up a ‘Mega Seed Park’ in the southern state of Andhra Pradesh.
This was decided during the fourth-day of visit of Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu and his team in the United States.
The State government entered into the MoC with the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, Iowa State, to promote research and development in science, agriculture and life sciences.
The CM said Andhra Pradesh was adopting innovative and best practices in the agriculture sector. Setting up of Farmer Producers’ Organizations and Water Users’ Associations were a few of them. Various initiatives were being taken from seeds to cultivation practices to storage and post-production processes.
The MoC would help in increasing the seed production and research, leading to an increase in crop output, he added
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