Six-member Swaziland delegation visits HAU
A six-member delegation of agricultural scientists from Swaziland arrived at Haryana Agricultural University (HAU) here today to learn about cultivation practices of maize crop. This is the second time delegates from the African nation have visited HAU. A delegation had visited the campus in September last year, a release said. The delegation, comprising of agricultural scientists from the Ministry of Agriculture, Government of Swaziland, called on Vice-Chancellor K S Khokhar, who had a detailed discussion with them regarding agricultural scenario in both the countries. He said all developing countries are facing the challenge of food security, malnutrition, poverty and unemployment. Developing nations need to cooperate with each other to get rid of these challenges, he said, adding HAU has taken an initiative to share agricultural technologies with other nations. Hlophe Hanson, a member of the delegation, said maize is a major staple crop of Swaziland but its production is far less than that of Haryana. He hoped that training at HAU would be very useful in increasing maize production in Swaziland.
March 09, 2016 | 02:42pm IST.