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Farmers from Tamil Nadu to visit Israel
13/01/2015
A team of 45 farmers from the South of India will visit Israel to borrow lessons in agriculture and farming from Israeli experts.

The Tamil Nadu government has proposed to send a team of 45 farmers to Israel to expose them to the advanced technologies used by agriculturists in that country. With an aim to empower farmers with the latest technology and knowhow. 

 

 

In a first-of-its-kind initiative, 45 farmers will be selected from across the state and will be sent to Israel to expose them with advance technologies used there. The proposal will materialize in two months, said Mr. M Rajendran, Director of Agriculture, during an inauguration of a millet processing unit at Sivarakkottai. 

 

 

 

Israel receives only 300mm rainfall in a year as against the 900mm of average rainfall in the state, but Israel is able to get threefold production, using its modern technology, said Rajendran. Tamil Nadu has achieved the first place in groundnut production, sugarcane and paddy, and empowering farmers with modern technology will boost the growth, he added. 

 

 

 

Speaking to media persons, Mr. Rajendran said agricutlural and horticultural farmers will be selected. "We are looking for progressive farmers who are receptive to adopt modern technologies," he said. "It will be a 15-day-training session in Israel which will benefit the farming community to adopt modern agricultural technologies and get the maximum production", he added. 

 

 

Source: Times of India

 

 

 

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