November 12, 2017 | Israel and India inaugurated a beekeeping development center over the weekend in the city of Ramnagar in the province of Harnaya in northern India. The center is officially called the Center of Excellence for Integrated Beekeeping Development, and is one of 18 centers of excellence set up through the Indo-Israeli Agricultural Project (IIAP), a collaboration project between the Indian Federal Government, Indian State Governments and Israel’s Agency for International Development Cooperation – MASHAV, the Israeli Embassy in Israel said in a statement. The embassy said the Beekeeping center in Ramnagar was the first of its kind between India and Israel, and will address a number of issues like “Queen Rearing, Quality Control Labs, Enhanced Production, Honey Production Value Chain, [and] Pollination.” The IIAP is active in nine states across India, and is set to include seven more states in the next phase. The Israeli ambassador to India, Daniel Carmon, said in a tweet on Friday that a dairy farming center of excellence would soon be inaugurated but did not specify where. “Centers of Excellence are an integral part of India and Israel’s growing partnership. Haryana is one of the first to implement this tool for its farmers, and has more IIAP centers than any other state. I hope to see more states open IIAP centers across India, and that the private sector too joins us in the endeavor to bring advanced agro-technology to Indian farmers,” Carmon said in a statement.
What a grand inauguration of the @MASHAVisrael #MIDH #Beekeeping #CenterofExcellence in #Ramnagar, #Haryana with the August presence of CM @mlkhattar @cmohry #agriculture Minister @OPDhankar and many,many farmers and beekeepers. Congratulations! @IsraelinIndia pic.twitter.com/KX80YGPcsx
— Daniel Carmon🇮🇱 (@danielocarmon) November 10, 2017