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Cabinet approves India-Brazil MoU for cooperation in Zebu Cattle Genomics and Assisted Reproductive Technologies

Cabinet approves India-Brazil MoU for cooperation in Zebu Cattle Genomics and Assisted Reproductive Technologies

India Blooms News Service | 30 Aug 2017, 09:38 pm
New Delhi, Aug 30 (IBNS): The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between India and Brazil in October, 2016 for cooperation in the fields of Zebu Cattle Genomics and Assisted Reproductive Technologies was approved in the Cabinet Meeting on Wednesday.

The meeting was chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

The MoU will strengthen the existing friendly relations between India and Brazil and promote development of Genomics and Assistant Reproductive Technologies (ARTs) in Cattle through joint activities to be implemented through mutually agreed procedures, said the Union Ministry of Agriculture.

An implementation committee shall be created with an equal number of representatives of each party for the purpose of regularly determining the activities and developing work plans and subsequently their evaluation.

It will be done through joint projects in the fields of productivity Improvement of cattle and buffaloes, for the purpose of broadening the existing knowledge base on sustainable dairy development and institutional strengthening.

The MoU would promote and facilitate scientific cooperation and setting up of genomic selection programme in Zebu Cattle through (a) application of genomic in Zebu Cattle and their crosses and buffaloes (b) application of assisted reproductive technologies (ARTs) in cattle and buffaloes (c) capacity building in genomic and assisted reproductive technology (d) related research and development in Genomics and ART in accordance with the respective laws and regulations of the two countries.


Image: USDA/TheCattlesite website

Cabinet approves India-Brazil MoU for cooperation in Zebu Cattle Genomics and Assisted Reproductive Technologies

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