The PAU (Punjab Agriculture University) has signed a MoU (memorandum of understanding) with Unizambeze (University of Zambeze), Mozambique to encourage research, academics and add-on programs.
The MoU was signed between Vice-Chancellor of PAU and Rector of Unizambeze. The delegation on visit comprised of Dean of Agrarian Sciences, Director of Sciences and Technologies, Dean of Health Sciences and Director for Cooperation.
Sources from the PAU expressed that the collaboration aims at promoting scientific/academic/professional ties, developing research and teaching activities, encouraging discussion and exchange of ideas in fields of mutual benefit and promote student-teacher exchange and mutual sharing of information on publications, books etc. Also the collaboration would contribute in strengthening the relations between the 2 countries. The record growth in the rice and wheat production has resulted in the economic development of the rural people and farming community specifically in Punjab.
Punjab accounts for 45-70% wheat and 35-40% rice of the total production in India and that the university is well known for conducting significant research work in agriculture and its related sectors. Currently the university is focusing on management of water resources, conservation agriculture and different other farm issues.
Sources from Unizambeze revealed that Mozambique is considered as a center of construction, research and knowledge in different scientific areas and aims to achieve its objectives by providing courses that considers the essentials of social globalization.
The 2 universities in order to accomplish effectiveness and efficiency need to take cooperative efforts in the field of science and agriculture research, extension education and human resource development.
Source: Economic Times
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