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The 42nd meeting of the ICA-AP Committee on Agriculture was organized on November 27, 2018 at the IRIB International Conference Centre. 15 participants from 5 countries (Iran, Indonesia, Malaysia, Nepal, and Vietnam) attended the meeting and shared knowledge and experiences on the agricultural sector from their countries.

 

Mr. Balasubramanian Iyer, Regional Director of ICA-Asia and Pacific attended the opening session of the meeting and requested ICA board member Dato Kamaruddin Ismail to chair the meeting since Mr. K. Srinivas Gowda, Chairperson of the committee could not attend the meeting.  As informed by ANGKASA, Dato Hj Aliasak Hj Ambia, the then Board Member of ANGKASA and Vice Chair of the Agricultural Committee had retired, and they nominated Dato Kamaruddin Ismail in his place.  As a result of this change, the incumbent of Vice Chair of the committee was also changed and Dato Kamaruddin Ismail took over the position of Vice Chair of the committee, which was ratified by the committee members. 

 

Country reports were presented by Iran, Indonesia, Malaysia, Nepal and Vietnam. The conclusion of the meeting was to have visits to agriculture co-operatives within member countries and have an exchange programme to increase knowledge and collaboration.

 

The next meeting of the ICA-AP Committee on Agriculture will be announced soon.