Leading players in the agri industry on Friday pitched for providing value addition to the agricultural produce of farmers in order to ensure remunerative returns for them. It was also stressed to indulge in research that deals with the impact of climate change on crops.The consensus on the issue emerged during the session “Agri & Food Processing Session-Punjab: Value Addition to Agri Economy’ the second day of the Progressive Punjab Investors Summit 2019.The delegates also underscored the need to lay special emphasis on processing of fruits, vegetables, meat, besides developing logistics and cold chains. They stressed the need to process the agro wastes to avoid environmental degradation, and thereby achieve the goal of sustainable agriculture.On the occasion, a memorandum of understanding was signed between the Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, and California State University, Fresno for undertaking research collaboration and student exchange in the field of agriculture and food processing.Earlier, addressing a galaxy of agriculture experts academicians, researchers, agro-industrialists and progressive farmers, Additional Chief Secretary, Development, Viswajeet Khanna underlined the need to motivate farmers to adopt smart farming technologies, micro irrigation and use of the recycled or treated waste water for irrigation purposes.Outlining the strengths of the… Read full this story
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