The agreement was signed after official level talks between agriculture minister Sharad Pawar and his Chinese counterpart Du Qinglin. Mr Qinglin alongwith a six-member official delegation is presently on a visit to India.
According to an official press release issued on Wednesday, the agreement identifies many areas of cooperation like crop production, agriculture biotechnology, farm mechanisation, exchange of plant and animal germplasm and collaborative research. Detailed modalities of cooperation are to be worked out by a joint committee headed by secretary in-charge of agriculture on each side. They will be assisted by a team of experts in drawing up a detailed action plan.
It was agreed that the joint panel and experts will meet in China in June or July to carry forward the agenda of cooperation.
The pact identifies areas like crop production, agriculture biotechnology, farm mechanisation, exchange of plant and animal germplasm, etc