India Offers Sugar Technology to Ethiopia

Indian Farmers harvest sugarcane
India, the world''s second largest sugar producer, has offered expertise and latest technology in sugar processing to Ethiopia. Photo by Prashanth Vishwanathan for The New York Times

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India has offered expertise and latest technology in sugar industry to Ethiopia. National Sugar Institute will host students and technicians from Ethiopia to make them familiar with latest technology in sugar industry and will also send experts to provide training on the spot in Ethiopia. This was assured by Minister of Food, Prof. K.V. Thomas to Mr. Abay Tsehaye, Director General of Sugar Corporation from Ethiopia in a meeting here today. Prof. Thomas said that India consider Ethiopia as an important partner in agriculture corporation, already India is the one of the largest investors in agriculture field in Ethiopia. He expressed the hope these ties will be further strengthened.

Visiting Director General of Sugar Corporation of Ethiopia said that his country needs expertise in various field of agriculture including sugar processing, India can be an ideal partner to help in this venture, he said. He invited agricultural experts to Ethiopia and sought assistance in modernizing sugar industries in his country.