Monday, March 18, 2013



During their five-day visit to the Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), the eight-member delegation from Ohio State University (OSU), USA and Egerton University (EU), Kenya, explored the opportunities and discussed the strategies for the development of trilateral partnership. The delegation was led by Professor David O. Hansen, Head, International Programmes, Ohio State University, USA; and Dr Bockline Omedo Bebe, Associate Professor, Livestock Production Systems, EU, Kenya. The members held a meeting with the PAU Vice-Chancellor, Dr Baldev Singh Dhillon; PAU, Registrar, Dr P.K. Khanna, Dean of Postgraduate Studies; Dr Gursharan Singh, the deans of the constituent colleges and heads of the concerned departments of the University.

The PAU experts emphasized the need for cooperation in order to address the global agri-challenges, being faced in contemporary times. They briefed the delegates about the organization-set up of the PAU with key focus on the three major components including research, teaching and transfer of technology programmes. The experts also highlighted the achievements of the PAU and told that the University had played a vital role in steering the green revolution in the country.

The delegation members\' discussing the potential areas of collaboration, lauded the extension programmes of the PAU, and the existing strong farmer-scientist linkage. They also visited the KVK Noormahal (Jalandhar) to see its functioning in terms of transfer of technology to the farmers. The delegation hoped that the PAU would play a key role in the agri-development in Kenya
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