1. Agriculture World

Mahatma Gandhi University Signs MoU for Avocado Research Centre in Kerala

The commercial production of foreign fruits should be pursued by farmers, Thomas suggested, as rubber and pepper farming are currently on the decline. He declared that the research division would offer all assistance required to grow avocado fruit.

Shivam Dwivedi
Sabu Thomas, Vice-Chancellor of Mahatma Gandhi University
Sabu Thomas, Vice-Chancellor of Mahatma Gandhi University

The Fruits Valley Farmers Producers Company and Mahatma Gandhi University have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to establish an avocado research centre at Adimali in Kerala. On Sunday, firm chairman Biju Parayannilam and university registrar Prakash Kumar both signed the memorandum of understanding.

The commercial production of imported fruits like avocados is essential for the sustainability of the state's agriculture sector, according to Vice-Chancellor Sabu Thomas, who spoke at the ceremony.

The commercial production of foreign fruits should be pursued by farmers, Thomas suggested, as rubber and pepper farming are currently on the decline. He declared that the research division would offer all assistance required to grow avocado fruit.

"Farmers should come forward and try to produce foreign fruits commercially because rubber and pepper farming are on the decline," Thomas said. He stated that the research department will provide all necessary assistance in producing avocado fruit.

According to Parayannilam, his business will promote the growth of avocado, rambutan, mangosteen, and passion fruit, export those fruits to other nations, and maintain a constant price for those produce.

About Mahatma Gandhi University:

Mahatma Gandhi University, one of Kerala's major universities, is a premier educational institution that strives to meet the people of Central Kerala's higher educational needs. MGU currently offers research programmes in forty disciplines through its own schools and approved research centres.

The University also works actively with internationally renowned research institutions such as the Max Plank Institute of Technology in Germany, Brown University in the United States, California Institute of Technology in the United States, the University of Toronto in Canada, the Catholic University in Belgium, the Institute of Political Studies in France, the University of Paris, and Swinburne University in Australia.

In order to provide students with opportunities to gain a deeper understanding of their subject of study, an Erudite Scholar in Residence Program was launched, in which several Nobel Laureates are invited for direct interaction with them.

Share your comments

Subscribe to our Newsletter. You choose the topics of your interest and we'll send you handpicked news and latest updates based on your choice.

Subscribe Newsletters