On 11th December 2019, a three day ‘International Seminar on Climate Smart Farming Systems’ for BIMSTEC (Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation) countries began at the National Agricultural Science Centre (NASM) complex, in New Delhi.International Seminar on Climate Smart Farming Systems:
- The seminar was organized by the Department of Agricultural Research & Education (DARE), Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare (MAFW) and Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR).
- Participants of the seminar: 7 BIMSTEC Countries, Bhutan, India, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Bangladesh, Nepal, and BIMSTEC Secretariat.
- The event was inaugurated by Trilochan Mohapatra, Secretary DARE and Director General (DG), ICAR. The goal of the seminar is to enhance the income of farmers by adopting technological interventions. It also focuses on the improvement of tropical smallholder farming systems to enable greater productivity and resilience to climate change through ecological approach.
- The seminar is organized as a Government of India initiative which was earlier announced by Narendra Modi, Prime Minister (PM) of India at the 4th BIMSTEC summit held in Kathmandu between 30-31st August, 2019.
- BIMSTEC is an international organization, there are 14 main sectors that BIMSTEC focuses on in the seven South Asian and South-east Asian countries along the coast of the Bay of Bengal.
About BIMSTEC (Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation):
Founded- 6 June 1997
Headquarters- Dhaka, Bangladesh
Secretary General– Mohammad Shahidul Islam