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Chile Ministry of Agriculture has signed an agreement with the MS Swaminathan Research Foundation (MSSRF) of India signed an agreement to boost agricultural innovation by increasing connectivity in the rural areas of both nations by installing wireless Wi-Fi and WiMax technology.
Under this agreement, MSSRF will train scientists from Chile in replicating it models on ICT and sustainable agricultural development in that country. According to provisions in the MoU, MSSRF will facilitate digital connectivity in rural areas through wireless technology and also coordinate with the scientists in Chile in increasing productivity using advanced biotechnology, especially in the coastal parts.
The agreement also looks to allow for coordination and organisation of training so that the residents of rural areas can learn to use computers, the Internet and certain software programs. Furthermore, the agreement also establishes several other areas of cooperation, such as the use of ICTs to optimise logistics, as well as technical and specialized visits, while providing professionals and institutions in both counties with study visits, technology tours, workshops and publications.