Under the existing Indo-Israel cooperation in agriculture plan, 30 such Centers of Excellence are in various stages of development in 10 states across India to provide training in new agricultural technologies such as protected cultivation, drip irrigation and fertigation.
Within the framework of the ongoing agricultural cooperation between India and Israel, a new Center of Excellence for Vegetables was inaugurated in Punjab (December 24, 2013).
The first stage of the Indo-Israeli Agricultural Cooperation Project began in 2006 following the signing of a three-year Action Plan based on a Government to Government Agreement. The plan was later on extended to include the 2012-2015 period. Within this framework, the State of Israel shares best-practices and knowhow, and provides capacity building through professional training programs conducted both in Israel and in India.