India-US committed to work together to end poverty: US envoy

Twenty-eight participants including policy makers and farmers from nine countries of Afghanistan, Botswana, Cambodia, Mongolia, Kenya, Malawi, Liberia, Ghana, and Mozambique are participating in the training scheduled from November 16-30.

By Author  |  Published: 17th Nov 2016  6:05 pmUpdated: 17th Nov 2016  6:15 pm
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Richard Verma. Source: Richard Verma Twitter account.

Jaipur: The US Ambassador to India Richard Verma on Thursday emphasised America and India’s commitment to work together to break the vicious cycle of poverty and hunger.

After inaugurating the third US-India triangular training on ‘Emerging Trends in Fruits and Vegetable Marketing’ here, Verma said that the US and India are committed to work together on poverty and hunger.

He said that participants in the training will be trained on areas related to global trends in fruits and vegetable marketing, understanding food safety and quality requirements, and how to use technology as an enabling force. “Collectively, these strategies have the potential to create an environment conducive to investment and entrepreneurial development,” Verma said.

The training has been organised at the National Institute of Agricultural Marketing (NIAM) here which is a part of a 4 million dollar collaborative partnership between the US Agency for International Development (USAID) and India’s Ministry of Agriculture titled “Feed the Future India Triangular Training Programme.”

Twenty-eight participants including policy makers and farmers from nine countries of Afghanistan, Botswana, Cambodia, Mongolia, Kenya, Malawi, Liberia, Ghana, and Mozambique are participating in the training scheduled from November 16-30.

The objective of the training is to provide participants with an understanding of new trends, approaches and procedures in marketing of fruits and vegetables so that the producers and marketers in Africa and Asia can participate in global markets and emerging opportunities to enhance their incomes.