India, Brazil join hands to cooperate in fields of Zebu Cattle Genomics
 Source : NewsBharati  Date : 31-Aug-2017

New Delhi, August 31: India is one of the leading countries now in the world that has many agreements with most of the nations. India now has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Brazil for cooperation in the fields of Zebu Cattle Genomics and Assisted Reproductive Technologies.


The MoU will strengthen the existing friendly relations between India and Brazil and promote the development of Genomics and Assistant Reproductive Technologies (ARTs) in Cattle through joint activities to be implemented through mutually agreed procedures.

Notably, the Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on was apprised of MoU signed between India and Brazil for cooperation in the fields of Zebu Cattle Genomics and Assisted Reproductive Technologies on Wednesday. However, the MoU was signed in October 2016.

Further, an implementation committee will be created with an equal number of representatives of each party for the purpose of regularly determining the activities and developing work plans and subsequently their evaluation. It will be done through joint projects in the fields of Productivity Improvement of cattle and buffaloes, for the purpose of broadening the existing knowledge base on a sustainable dairy development and institutional strengthening.

The MoU would promote and facilitate scientific cooperation and setting up of genomic selection programme in Zebu Cattle through (a) application of genomic in Zebu Cattle and their crosses and buffaloes (b) application of assisted reproductive technologies (ARTs) in cattle and buffaloes (c) capacity building in genomic and assisted reproductive technology (d) Related research and development in Genomics and ART in accordance with the respective laws and regulations of the two countries and is covered under Rule 7 (d) (i) of the Second Schedule of the Government of India (Transaction of Business) Rules, 1961.