In 2008, India’s National Horticulture Mission (NHM) under the Ministry of Agriculture of India chose Israel as a partner in developing sustainable agriculture and diversification of food sources. The decision was based on Israel’s unique approach in integrating technologies and research to create sustainable agriculture in arid conditions. The project, initially a three-year action plan, has since been extended until 2015 and is overseen on the Israeli side by the Agency for International Development Cooperation (MASHAV) under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Israeli Consul General of Mumbai David Akov announced at the opening of an Israeli film festival in Mumbai, “We have about 20 Centers of Excellence offering Israeli Technology all over India. We hope to have one in Goa. We are starting to work on this prospect.”
He added, “We believe that Israeli technology can assist certain areas of interest to Goa, like agriculture and maybe once we look in-depth, we can start looking at other areas of cooperation between Israel and Goa.”
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