The mandate of International Cooperation Division is to foster mutually beneficial partnerships with other countries of the world in multilateral as well as bilateral format.
In the multilateral setting, Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare is the Nodal department in Government of India for contact with Food & Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and World Food Programme (WFP) of the United Nations. In addition, the Division also coordinates the department’s interaction with other bodies such as G-20, BRICS etc.
The role of IC Division in bilateral cooperation includes processing of proposals for signing of Agreements and Memoranda of Understanding(MoUs) as well as implementing them through signings of Protocols and Work Plans, organizing of Joint Working Group meetings, exchange of visits by scientists, officials and farmers, facilitating foreign deputations of Ministers & officials of DAC&FW as well as meetings of visiting foreign dignitaries in India for furthering cooperation in the field of agriculture & allied sectors.
These activities are performed in coordination with the Ministry of External Affairs and other concerned Departments.