In a bid to acquaint the students of Mozambique with latest farm practices and emerging strategies of Research and Development in agriculture, Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal on Tuesday offered to earmark preferential seats for African students in the Punjab Agriculture University (PAU).
In a meeting with counsellor commercial, High Commission of the Republic of Mozambique, Vicente Paulo C Chihale, here on the third day of Progressive Punjab Agriculture Summit (PPAS), the CM gave greater thrust on education and training of Mozambique students in PAU.
Badal desired that a long-term sustainable programme of student and farmer exchange and education and training of these students to enable their farmers an opportunity to learn new farming techniques.
He directed the PAU vice chancellor BS Dhillon to finalise and formulate programmes in this regard.
He also asked the commercial counsellor to send a delegation of Mozambique farmers to visit and live with farmers of Punjab to learn the advances in farm practices.
Welcoming the proposal mooted by the CM, Chihale reciprocated the offer by inviting farmers and agricultural experts from Punjab to visit Mozambique.