Weekly Current Affairs

Launching of “Feed the Future- India Triangular Training Program (FTF-ITT)” [Agriculture, IR]

  • A new Agriculture Partnership between US and India to achieve Ever Green Revolution to address Global Food Security was announced during the State visit of US President Mr. Barak Obama to India in November 2010.
  • The effort included Triangular Cooperation adapting technological advances and innovative solutions to address Food Security Challenges in Africa.
  • This pilot stage focused on three African Countries i.e., Kenya, Liberia and Malawi with potential to expand throughout the African Continent in future.
  • Consequently, National Institute of Agricultural Extension Management (MANAGE), Hyderabad and National Institute of Agricultural Marketing (NIAM), Jaipur conducted 7 training programs covering 219 executives from Kenya, Liberia & Malawi.
  • USAID and MEA identifi ed additional countries among those involved in GOI- supported development programs and designated as Feed the Future; India Triangular Training Programme.
  • Objectives of Training: To address human and institutional capacity gaps in food & nutritional security, in select African and Asian countries.
  • Methodology: MANAGE will follow a participatory approach in program design and implementation, offering each participating institution and participants the opportunity to contribute to and participate in the program design and deployment process.
  • Participating Countries: Afghanistan, Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Mongolia, Vietnam, Kenya, Malawi, Liberia, Ghana, Uganda, Rwanda, Democratic Republic of Congo, Mozambique, Tanzania, Sudan and Botswana.