US, India eye ‘Evergreen Revolution’ for food security

US, India eye ‘Evergreen Revolution’ for food security

New Delhi: US President Barack Obama on Monday announced the launch of a new partnership with India in the agriculture sector for an “Evergreen Revolution" to achieve global food security.

“Building on Indian and American agriculture collaboration, like that of the Green Revolution, we are launching a new partnership for an Evergreen Revolution that improves food security around the world," he said while addressing a joint press conference with Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in New Delhi.

Singh said that an agreement has been reached between the two nations for maximum cooperation on “weather and crop forecast".

In March, 2010, India and the US had signed an MoU to cooperate on agriculture and food security.

Addressing students at St. Xavier’s College in Mumbai Sunday, Obama had said: “India can become a model for countries around the world that are striving for food security."

He called for furthering cooperation in the field of agriculture and said the collaboration between the two countries had contributed to India’s first green revolution in the 60s.