India-Philippines Current Affairs - 2019
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The Union Cabinet approved signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Philippines in field of agriculture and related fields. It will improve bilateral cooperation in field of agriculture and will be mutually beneficial to both countries.
The MoU provides for cooperation in fields of rice production and processing, dryland farming systems, multi cropping system, bio-organic farming, solid and water conservation and management, soil fertility, agro forestry, sericulture, livestock improvement etc.
The MoU will promote understanding of best agricultural practices between both countries and help in better productivity as well as improved global market access. It provides for constitution of Joint Working Group (JWG) composed of equal number of representatives. The JWG will meet once every two years alternatively in Philippines and India.