December 10, 2023

Why in news ?

A memorandum of understanding (MoU) for cooperation in agriculture & allied sectors was signed between Union Minister of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, Shri Narendra Singh Tomar and Fiji’s Minister of Agriculture, Waterways & Environment, Dr. Mahendra Reddy.

Key Points

  • India and Fiji share a cordial and friendly relations based on mutual respect, cooperation and strong cultural & people-to-people ties.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Fiji and first Forum for India Pacific Islands Cooperation(FIPIC) have given a new boost to India’s engagement with Fiji and Pacific region.
  • In the lines, signing of this MoU will further strengthen the multi-faceted cooperation between both the countries.

Cooperation between countries

Food and agriculture are closely associated to climate change. Both countries are cooperating to deal with global challenges in agriculture. Amid the covid-19 pandemic, India have distributed about 7 tonnes of seeds of 14 varieties of fruits and vegetables to Fiji as a grant for livelihood restoration of communities who were affected by Cyclone Yasa.

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