KATHMANDU, Feb 23: Twenty Nepali farmers and agricultural experts are currently receiving a month-long training on organic farming in India. As a part of Nepal-India New Partnership in Agriculture, the second group of 20 Nepalis is receiving the training at National Center of Organic Farming (NCOF) in Ghaziabad, India, from February 1 to March 2.
The partnership was launched by the prime ministers of India and Nepal in April last year during the visit of Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli to India. Later in June last year, Minister for Agriculture and Livestock Development of Nepal Chakrapani Khanal visited the Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI) in New Delhi and the National Center of Organic Farming in Ghaziabad.
He had also held talks with his counterpart, Minister for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare of India, Radha Mohan Singh, to formalize the partnership.