The 4th ASEAN-INDIA Ministerial Meeting on Agriculture and Forestry was held at NASC Complex, New Delhi. It was attended by representatives from 10 ASEAN countries.
The meeting was co-chaired by India’s Minister of Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare Radha Mohan Singh and Thailand’s Minister of Agriculture and Cooperatives Grisada Boonrach.
The aim of the meeting was to facilitate promotion of joint research for development of technologies for increasing production and productivity of crops, livestock and fisherie, and natural resources management, among others in the region.
It also aimed at development of joint ventures, exchange of technologies, expertise and material. The meeting also aimed to enhance cooperation on exchange of expertise to promote resilience in food security to address the price volatility of food supplies in the region.
The meeting held discussions focused on enhancing cooperation on exchange of expertise to promote resilience in food security and to address the price volatility of food supplies in the region. It was announced that 5th ASEAN-India Ministerial Meeting on Agriculture and Forestry will be held in 2019 in Brunei Darussalam.
ASEAN is a regional organisation that aims to promote intergovernmental cooperation and economic integration amongst its members. It consists of 10-member countries- Cambodia, Brunei, Laos, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. It came into existence on August 8, 1967, after adoption of ASEAN declaration (also known as Bangkok Declaration). It is headquartered in Jakarta, Indonesia.