Cabinet Okays India-Kenya MoU on agriculture cooperation

New Delhi, January 4
The Union Cabinet today approved the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Kenya on bilateral cooperation in the field of agriculture and allied sectors.
The MoU covers activities in these fields, which include agricultural research, animal husbandry and dairy, livestock and fisheries horticulture, natural resource management, soil and conservation, water management, irrigation farming systems development and integrated watershed development, integrated pest management, sanitary and phytosanitary issues, an official statement said.
The agreement provides for constitution of a joint working group, comprising of representatives from both the countries, the task of which would be to develop detailed cooperation programmes and monitor implementation of the MoU. The MoU would enter into force on the day of signing and shall remain valid for a period of five years and automatically be renewed for a subsequent period of five years unless either party notifies the other in writing, six months before the expiry of the validity period of the intention to terminate it, the statement added.

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