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Indian Agriculture Ministry has signed 83 MoUs/Agreements with other countries for cooperation in Agriculture and allied sectors till date

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01 April 2021, New Delhi: Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare has signed 83 MoUs/Agreements with other countries for cooperation in Agriculture and allied sectors till date.

The benefits that accrue as a result of such MoUs/Agreements are in the nature of discussions on Market access issues, capacity building, knowledge exchange through visits of scientists and technicians, exchange of genetic resources, etc. that aid in development of appropriate technologies and farm practices for enhancing agriculture productivity at farmers’ field.   Such bilateral forums also facilitate creation of new opportunities for trade in agricultural commodities and B2B potential also. India’s strategic interests are also served through partnerships with other countries.   

List of MoUs/Agreements signed by Ministry of Agriculture and Farmer’s Welfare for cooperation in the field of Agriculture and allied sectors:

Signed by Department of Agriculture, Cooperation & Farmers Welfare :-

Sl. No. Name of the country (Africa) Year in which signed
1 Tanzania 16.12.2002
2 Zambia 21.04.2003
3 Mozambique 12.05.2003
4 Sudan 02.06.2006
5 Uganda 30.05.2007
6 Rwanda 31.05.2007
7 Malawi 08.01.2010
8 Botswana 09.01.2010
9 South Africa 04.06.2010
10 Madagascar 29.02.2016
11 Kenya 11.01.2017
Sl. No. Name of the country (Asia) Year in which signed
12 Nepal 06.12.1991
13 Israel 24.12.1993
14 Mongolia 16.09.1996
15 Oman 05.10.1996
16 Yemen 07.12.1996
17 Lao PDR 02.05.1997
18 Myanmar 25.04.1998
19 Bangladesh 22.01.2000
20 Cambodia 18.02.2000
21 Thailand 09.10.2003
22 Syria 15.11.2003
23 Bhutan 25.01.2005
24 China 28.03.2006
25 Jordan 01.12.2006
26 Indonesia 01.12.2008
27 Tajikistan 07.10.2010
28 Afghanistan 14.02.2011
29 Kazakhstan 16.04.2011
30 Sri Lanka 17.01.2012
Sl. No. Name of the country (Not as country) Year in which signed
31 ITA in Taiwan and TECC in India 12.09.2016
32 Japan 11.11.2016
33 Kyrgyzstan 20.12.2016
34 UAE 25.01.2017
35 Palestine 16.05.2017
36 Philippines 13.11.2017
37 Iran 17.02.2018
38 Uzbekistan 01.10.2018
39 Maldives 17.12.2018
Sl. No. Name of the country (Europe) Year in which signed
40 Netherlands 27.09.1990
41 Cyprus 26.03.1992
42 Turkey 31.03.2000
43 Russia 03.10.2000
44 Greece 05.02.2001
45 Croatia 13.11.2002
46 France 04.11.2003
47 Romania 31.01.2004
48 Belarus 16.04.2007
49 Italy 06.12.2017
50 Hungary 18.01.2008
51 Germany (declaration) 12.11.2008
52 Serbia 03.03.2009
53 Spain 23.04.2009
54 Austria 13.09.2010
55 Armenia 19.02.2016
56 Lithuania 19.07.2016
57 Portugal 06.01.2017
58 Poland 27.04.2017
Sl. No. Name of the country (North America) Year in which signed
59 Canada 13.01.2009
60 Surinam 17.03.2003
61 Brazil 16.04.2008
62 USA 16.03.2010
63 Argentina 11.09.2010
Sl. No. Name of the country (Others) Year in which signed
64 Australia 28.02.2012
65 India-Brazil-South Africa (IBSA) 13.09.2006
Sl. No. Name of the country Year in which signed
66 New Zealand   (for cooperation on Plant Quarantine issues) 15.04.1999
67 Mauritius (for Cooperation in Plant Protection and Plant Health) 13.10.2009
68 Chile (for Cooperation in Plant Protection and Plant Health) 29.04.2008
69 Russia (on phytosanitary regulation of mutual supplies of plant products) 27.04.2009
70 Mauritius (for Cooperation in Cooperative sectors) 16.01.2017

Signed by Department of Agricultural Research and Education (DARE) :-

Sl. No.Name of the country Year in which signed
1Australia19.07.1983
2 Netherlands12.06.1984
3Pakistan04.07.1985
4Iran11.11.1991
5Vietnam31.10.1992
6United State Department of Agriculture (USDA), USA27.01.1996
7Trinidad & Tobago24.01.1997
8Namibia31.08.1998
9Eritrea01.12.2000
10Panama02.02.2001
11Morocco07.12.2004
12Argentina05.07.2006
13Sudan02.06.2006
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