Agriculture Minister Dadasaheb Bhuse and United States Consul General David Ranz on Wednesday signed a memorandum of understanding to promote and strengthen Maharashtra State Agricultural and Rural Transformation Program (SMART) projects to improvement of small and marginal farmers. The collaboration between the state and the United States Department of Agriculture aims to research cutting-edge technology to boost the agricultural sector in Maharashtra.
“Under Balasaheb Thackeray’s agribusiness and rural transformation SMART projects, the state government is planning the improvement of small and marginal farmers. The aim is to make agriculture sustainable and income-oriented, ”said Bhuse.
The state government is also focusing on ‘Vikel Te Pikel’ (selling sow) where it is working on a mechanism to select crops that have a market and then develop the value chain for their non-cash disbursement. fault. The state government is also vying to seek help from the World Bank to develop SMART agriculture sector projects.
According to the state government, Ranz has pledged his support for Maharashtra’s initiative in the agricultural sector. After signing the memorandum of understanding, he said, “America has made a great contribution to the agricultural sector, especially to food security around the world. He would be eager to work in the sector with Maharashtra, especially in cotton which has global demand.