“Launch of BRICS Agricultural Research Platform on August 27, 2021”

Objectives

1

To enhance understanding of common challenges and opportunities through exchange of knowledge, collaborative capacity building, exchange of professionals and development of collaborative projects.

2

To act as a platform to provide inputs for developing policies, strategies and projects for sustainability and competitiveness of agricultural sector in the BRICS member countries.

3

To strengthen agricultural research and education to accelerate technology development and transfer through establishing networks’ on agriculture and allied disciplines, among agricultural research, higher education and extension institutions, professionals, policy planners and other stakeholders.

4

To facilitate collaborative studies, inter alia, on agricultural marketing and distribution systems, harmonization of agricultural related standards, promotion of agricultural trade, and bio-security, risks and disaster management in agriculture.

Focal Points

Brazil

Ms. Adriana Mesquita Correa Bueno

Multilateral Relations Supervisor, Secretariat of Intelligence and Strategic Affaris of the Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (EMBRAPA)

India

Assistant Director General (Inernational Relations)

ICAR, Department of Agricultural Research & Education, Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare of the Republic of India

Russia

Mr. Valery Sizov

Head of Desk, Department of International Cooperation, Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation


China

Ms. KE Xiaohua

Deputy Director of Bureau of International Cooperation of the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS)

South Africa

South Africa's Agricultural Research Council, South Africa