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BRICS should focus on farm cooperation: Sahney

HT Correspondent , Hindustan Times  Durban, March 29, 2013
First Published: 21:28 IST(29/3/2013) | Last Updated: 21:30 IST(29/3/2013)

Complementarities of BRICS nations — Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa — in agriculture sector can facilitate successful cooperation between members, Vikramjit Sahney, honorary consul of South Africa in India and chairman, Sun Group told the BRICS business forum.

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“These areas of cooperation include agriculture information base system, strategy for ensuring access to food, reducing the negative impact of climate change, enhancing agricultural technology cooperation and innovation, promoting agricultural trade and investment, striking a delicate balance between bio energy while ensuring food security,” said Sahney, addressing a session on agriculture on the sidelines of the BRICS summit in the South African city.

Sahney highlighted several initiatives undertaken by BRICS nations including National Food Security Mission by India, Zero Hunger campaign by Brazil, Promoting markets to stimulate productivity by China.


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