India Offers to Help Build Agri Test Centre

India is offering to help set up a soil, water and tissue testing centre in Libya.

Libya Herald reports that the project was discussed on Thursday at a meeting between the Indian Ambassador, Anil Trigunayat (pictured), and the Minister of Agriculture, Animal and Marine Wealth, Saleh Hamed Mahjoub.

Libya suffered a major outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease after the revolution, with 40,000 sheep infected across the country last year – largely because of inadequate testing and prevention programmes. Other bovine diseases active in Libya include Bluetongue disease, often fatal, and Peste de Petits Ruminants (PPR), otherwise known as goat plague.

India has also offered Libya a number scholarships as well as joint research and education programmes in the area of agriculture, food processing and agronomy.

(Source: Libya Herald)

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