Indore: Israel, a country friendly towards India, and has achieved excellence in agricultural production is examining prospects of setting up the third Agricultural Centre of Excellence (CoE) in floriculture, in MP. Two CoEs are already in the pipeline.
Dan Alluf, counsellor Mashav Agriculture, Embassy of Israel in New Delhi informed this correspondent that Mashav is Israel's agency for international development and cooperation under the federal ministry of agriculture. To help out the Indian farmers Mashav has set up 32 centres of excellence in the country.
Dan was holding a farewell interaction with media as completing his 7-year long tenure in India, and he is going back to Israel. Through a power-point presentation agro-economist Dan threw light on Indo-Israel agricultural projects and Indo-Israel villages of excellence, India-Israel Bundelkhand water project.
‘In MP we have two agricultural CoE in pipeline, one in Chhindwara for citrus fruits and the other one in Morena for fruits and vegetables. We have received a request (from the State Goverment) for setting up of the
third CoE on floriculture. We are evaluating the proposal’ said Dan.
Team leader of the agriculture Israel-India government-to-ggovernment
ccooperation Dan Aluff said that I with my team visited MP a couple of
times and progress of the CoEs are very good. He also talked about post-harvest, use of seeds, fertilisers, water the solution, machinery, greenhouse, marketing and digital agriculture.
Grow 3-4 metre high mango tree, not 40 metre
Dan who visited various states and fields in the country, said that for India farmers should grow 3 to 4 metre high mango tree. At present the mango tree in India occurs is around 40 meters high. The lower height will help in better care of the trees.