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IIM Kozhikode signs MoU with AARDO to promote sustainable agriculture, rural development in 30+ countries

IIM Kozhikode signs MoU with AARDO
IIM Kozhikode signs MoU with AARDO

The Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Kozhikode has signed MoU with the African Asian Rural Development Organisation (AARDO) to promote sustainable agriculture and rural development in 33 members including 31 countries in the African Asian Region. Professor Debashis Chatterjee, director IIMK and Manoj Nardeosingh, Secretary General of AARDO signed an agreement in this regard.
Under the agreement, IIMK and AARDO will cooperate and collaborate with each other to address the challenges in agriculture and sustainable rural development; through research, publication, consultancy and advisory. They will also focus on advancing new knowledge and its sharing, innovative solutions, interventions and capacity enhancement to benefit and strengthen rural communities of these 33 members, which include 31 countries.
Knowledge support and managerial professional development in the areas of fisheries, energy, livestock, sericulture, aquaculture, transportation, sustainable agriculture, rural settlement food processing and value-addition, water and waste management, diffusion and transfer models or channels for effective adoption of innovative, affordable and appropriate management practices are also part of the agreement.
Moreover, both IIMK and AARDO will organize international, regional and On-The-Spot (OTS), in-country training programmes, workshops, seminars to strengthen the institutional capacity of the Member Countries. It will also conduct research, implement development projects jointly, exchange experts, specialists, create exchange programmes with universities, institutes in member countries and provide technical support in project formulations and consultancy, to make this coming together a success for developing countries in the Asian-African region coming under the umbrella of AARDO, the statement added.
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Published date : 29 Apr 2022 10:45AM

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