Israeli Agriculture Minister here
Israel’s Agriculture Minister Orit Noked, accompanied by a top level
Israeli agro-business delegation is on a visit to Sri Lanka until May 7.
This visit, is expected to enhance cooperation between the two countries
in the agriculture field.
Noked is scheduled to meet Prime Minister D M Jayaratne and other
Ministers. During her meetings with government officials and farming and
business communities, Minister Noked will reiterate Israel’s intention
to become a fully-fledged partner in Sri Lanka’s development efforts.
Minister Noked and her Sri Lankan counterpart, Mahinda Yapa
Abeywardena, will inaugurate the Agro-Business Seminar and sign an MoU
to further augment the agricultural cooperation between the two
countries and develop areas of mutual interest in the agriculture
The various topics of cooperation included in the MoU are capacity
building and transfer of know-how; technology transfer; development of R
and D Systems; exchange of scientific and agricultural technology
information; promotion of Public Private Partnerships (PPP); water
management and innovative irrigation technologies; rural development;
land conservation and precision agricultural practices.