African delegation visits CIPHET

Around 30 researchers and scientists from African countries on Tuesday visited the Central Institute of

Post Harvest Engineering and Technology (CIPHET) for getting first-hand information regarding various activities initiated by the institute in the area of post-harvest sector and identifying various collaborative areas.

Dr P Chandra Shekhra, Director (Agricultural Extension) of National Institute of Extension Management, Hyderabad, was leading the delegation from Liberia, Kenya and Malawi.

Addressing the scientists, officiating director Dr P R Bhatnagar said the delegation enquired about contribution of the institute in the post-harvest sector and recent achievements.

Dr Shekhra said the delegation's visit became possible following a treaty between the United States, India and African countries for ensuring food security in African countries.

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