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AP signed MoU with UN-FAO and ICAR

Published on December 17, 2021
Current Context: The government of Andhra Pradesh signed MoU with the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (UN-FAO) and the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR).
AP signed MoU with UN-FAO and ICAR
  • The MoU was signed to strengthen methods to support farmers in agriculture.
  • Various sustainable agri-food systems will be framed and will be adopted by the state in its agriculture sector.
  • The farmers in the state will be able to adopt sustainable Agri-food systems in their farming activities.
  • Under the MoU, FAO will provide training to farmers, Rythu Bharosa Kendram (RBK) staff, officials, and scientists.
  • The training related to the new technologies in Agri and allied sectors will be given so that they will implement best cultivation management practices.
  • The RBK is the farmer support center that is set up in the state as part of an effort to weed away fake seeds, pesticides, and fertilizers from the markets.
  • Both ICAR and UN-FAO will work to strengthen RBKs in the state.
  • Static Part: 
    • HQ of FAO: Rome, Italy
    • President of FAO: Qu Dongyu

Question: 

Q.1 With which organization has Andhra Pradesh signed MoU to adopt sustainable Agri-food systems in their farming activities by strengthening the Rythu Bharosa Kendram (RBK) system of the state?
a. Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR)
b. NABARD
c. United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (UN-FAO)
d. Both (a) and (c)

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