By:Staff WriterColombo (LNW): The Government has decided to continue its five-year agricultural research partnership with Malaysia.
The Cabinet of Ministers cleared the proposal to this effect submitted by Agriculture Minister Mahinda Amaraweera at its meeting on Monday.
In 2016, the Sri Lanka Council for Agricultural Research Policy and the Agricultural Research Development Institute of Malaysia entered a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for five years.
The duration of the agreement has now lapsed, and both parties have agreed to extend the MoU for another five years,” Cabinet Co-Spokesman and Minister Bandula Gunawardena said
Speaking at the post-Cabinet meeting media briefing yesterday, he said it was imperative to continue the agreement on scientific cooperation in the agriculture industry between the two countries.
The MoU, which was initially signed in 2016, aims to formalize and continue scientific cooperation in the field of agriculture between the two countries.
The extension of the agreement reflects the commitment of both parties to strengthen their collaboration in agricultural research and development.
The MoU serves as a framework for scientific cooperation in the field of agriculture between Sri Lanka and Malaysia. It facilitates the exchange of knowledge, expertise, and resources in agricultural research and development.
Through this collaboration, both countries aim to enhance productivity, sustainability, and innovation in their agricultural sectors. The extension of the MoU underscores the shared commitment to further strengthening their cooperation in agricultural research.
By extending the MoU, Sri Lanka and Malaysia affirm their dedication to fostering agricultural innovation.
The agreement provides a platform for joint research projects, capacity building initiatives, and the sharing of best practices in agriculture.
This collaboration enables both countries to leverage each other’s expertise and experiences to address common challenges and explore new opportunities in the agricultural sector.
The extension of the MoU is expected to drive advancements in agricultural practices, technology adoption, and knowledge transfer.
Both countries recognize the importance of sharing scientific knowledge and leveraging resources to enhance agricultural productivity and sustainability.
Through this extended partnership, they aim to achieve common goals such as food security, rural development, and environmental sustainability. The MoU serves as a framework for continued cooperation, fostering a strong and fruitful partnership between Sri Lanka and Malaysia in the agricultural sector.
The extension of the MoU between Sri Lanka and Malaysia signifies the commitment of both countries to strengthen their scientific cooperation in agriculture.
This extended partnership will facilitate knowledge exchange, technology transfer, and innovation, contributing to the advancement of the agricultural sectors in both countries.
The continued scientific cooperation between Sri Lanka and Malaysia will drive sustainable and resilient agricultural practices, benefiting farmers, consumers, and the environment.