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iCRAFPT: International Conference on Recent Advances in Food Processing Technology held in Thanjavur

International Conference on Recent Advances in Food Processing Technology (iCRAFPT) was held at Indian Institute of Food Processing Technology (IFPT), Thanjavur in Tamil Nadu. The theme of conference was “Doubling farmers’ income through food processing”.

Key Facts

The conference provided strong platform for knowledge sharing and meaningful delegation among industry, academia, researchers and farmers which will potentially impact the food sector growth to a newer height. It featured eight technical sessions on diversified areas of food processing. It saw participation of over 9 overseas speakers, 77 Indian speakers, 18 food industry talks, 30 series lectures, 2 panel discussions etc.

Indian Institute of Food Processing Technology (IIFPT)

It is premier national institute working under administrative control of Union Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MoFPI). It is headquartered in Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu. It delivers research and education in food processing. It also incubates farmers, entrepreneurs and aspiring youth for prospective food business ventures.

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Cabinet approves Scientific and Technological Cooperation agreement between India and Belarus

The Union Cabinet had approved agreement between India and Belarus on Scientific and Technological Cooperation for mutual benefit in the areas of science, technology, agriculture, etc.

The agreement was signed between Indian National Science Academy (INSA) and National Academy of Sciences of Belarus (NASB).  It was exchanged in September 2017 at New Delhi during official state visit of Belarus President H.E. Mr. Alexander Lukashenko.

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The agreement aims at identifying, assessing, developing and commercializing globally competitive technologies from India and Belarus. It will support institutions of both countries by way of research, technology transfers, exchange of visits and joint workshops leading to scientific and economic benefit.

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