Feb. 13, 2020
Agri Business Major Syngenta and Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to facilitate joint research in the field of agriculture. AS per the MoU, joint research programmes will be undertaken by Syngenta and TNAU to develop & adopt effective management strategies for pests, diseases, nematodes & weeds for key agricultural and horticultural crops in Tamil Nadu.
N Kumar, TNAU Vice Chancellor said that such MoU mode partnership will benefit TNAU and Syngenta to tackle and mitigate the new & rising invasive pest issues, locusts, etc. Kumar also highlighted the need of such public private partnership on extension outreach programmes & stewardship.
Dr. Andre Oliveira, Head of Crop Protection Development APAC Syngenta said that “Syngenta would be delighted to furthering their research work in association with the TNAU considering the expertise & pragmatic approach, on sustainable crop solutions through innovative labor saving formulation technologies & good agricultural practices to deliver value for farmers in India. These initiatives will be a win-win for all leading to better resource use & higher farmers ‘household incomes”.
Head of Crop Protection Development, India Dr Sunil Kurchania emphasized the need to extend innovations to the entire agricultural sectors & food value chain so as to meet the challenges of increasing farm output, and partnership approach with State Agricultural Universities all over the country.
Dr. A.S. Krishnamoorthy, the Registrar of TNAU and Dr Sunil Kurchania of Syngenta signed the MoU in the presence of VC, N Kumar & other senior officials.