In yet another move to catalyze innovation and entrepreneurship together in the field of agriculture, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed today between Professor Jayashankar Telangana State Agricultural University (PJTSAU) and New Delhi based African-Asian Rural Development Organization (AARO).
The online event of signing Memorandum of Understanding and formal exchange of the MoU copies signed by both the parties was held today in the presence of Dr. V Praveen Rao, Vice-Chancellor, PJTSAU, and the Secretary-General, AARDO Dr. Manoj Nardeo Singh.
While speaking on the occasion, Dr. Praveen Rao, Vice-Chancellor, PJTSAU said “The University is according priority to ensure globally standard infrastructure and entering into partnerships with several national and international organizations to catalyze the exchange of knowledge and expertise. As a result, within a short span, the PJTSAU has ensured his place among the top agricultural universities in the country.”
“University had established the cold-pressed sesame, groundnut, oil extraction units at various research centers,” he further said adding that “PJTSAU also established the eco colors production unit in Rajendranagar and is planning to connect 2500 Rythu Vedikas with high band connectivity facilitated by the state government. This will envisage direct contact with farmers.”
The Vice-Chancellor informed that PJTSAU has established the Ag-Hub recently with the support of NABARD. Fifteen start-ups were entered into MoU with Ag-Hub so far and they are working on various innovations by using emerging technologies in the field of agriculture.”
Director, International Programmes Dr Jamuna Rani has welcomed the dignitaries and explained that the MoU proposes to achieve common objectives of mutual interest in the field of agriculture and rural development in AARDO countries by addressing the challenges through various interventions. Development of Human Resources, Pilot projects formulation, action research, organization of workshops, exchange of subject experts/specialists for sharing of knowledge and expertise etc., that need to be worked out to meet common interests.
Dr.Manoj Nardeo Singh, Dr RP Singh, Advisor AARDO also spoke on this occasion. Dr.Sudheer Kumar, Registrar, PJTSAU, Dr.Jagadeeshwar, DR, PJTSAU and other officials of the university presented on the occasion.