A delegation of scientists from
It may be mentioned here that an USAID Programme comprising of a Consortium of Universities with BHU and
This initiative will give an international exposure to agriculture research, extension and teaching in
Prof. Max J. Pfeffer, Senior Associate Dean, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Cornell University, said the Cornell University already had some programme with some universities in India, particularly “dual degree programme” in the field of Plant Biotechnology and Agribusiness Management.
The programme has helped several Indian students including from
The US university is looking forward particularly for following few issues under BHU-Cornell Partnership Programme; (i) food security, (ii) furtherance of food system, (iii) population increase and expected food supply, (iv) agricultural in global environment.
Pfeffer said the international food trade; global technological needs; environmental issues related with food are going to be important issues to be addressed under this programme.
Professor SSH Rizvi, Professor of Food Science,
He mentioned that though
Dr. Pilar Parra, the nutritionist and Senior Lecturer,
Speaking on the contribution of agriculture and allied sciences in economy of our country, Prof. AK Shrivastav, Director, NDRI was of the opinion that during green revolution in addition to self sufficiency in food grain, other field of agriculture sciences like horticulture, vegetable, milk, meat, egg production has also increased manifold.
Professor DP Singh, Vice-Chancellor of BHU presided over the function. He said he was quite hopeful on the partnership programme with
“I am looking forward for launching and fruitful implementation of this programme”, he said.
The programme was coordinated by Professor Alok Jha and was attended by Professor SR Singh, Director, Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Prof. Kalyan Singh, Dean, Professor Subedar Singh, Dr. DK Rai, Prof. AK Shrivastav, Dr. Pradeep Shrivastav, Professor RP Singh, former Vice-Chancellor, Maharana Pratap University of Agriculture and Technology, Udaipur, Dr. AK Chauhan and Professor Rajesh Singh, Coordinator, Plant Biotechnology and students of plant biotechnology and food sciences.
Photo caption: Top: BHU vice-chancellor Professor DP Singh inaugurates Indo-US dialogue on Food Sciences and Agriculture Education at Institute of Agricultural Sciences, BHU on January 18, 2011.
From top 2 to bottom: Professor AK Shrivastav, Professor Ronnie Coffman, Dr Pilar Parra and Prof. Max J. Pfeffer address the seminar.
Source: PPP Cell-BHU