Jain Irrigation Systems has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the University of Nebraska, US, to identify common research areas that will generate applicable technologies for ensuring water conservation and sustainable food production. Many of the envisaged applications of the joint effort would assist farmers in India to become efficient food producer with judicious use of water and energy resources.
The focus will be to research in water science and technology, policy and education to develop agriculture in states and the world as a whole, especially the small farmers of India and Africa. Besides, the University of Nebraska has also agreed for exchange of faculty and students between the two organisations. The MoU was signed between Managing Director of the company and the President of University of Nebraska.
Jain Irrigation is a diversified company with a market capitalization of Rs 7,500 crore approx. Jain’s product portfolio includes Irrigation Products, Piping Products, Plastic Sheets, Dehydrated Foods, Fruit Puree and Juice concentrates. It also has a growing presence in the renewable energy segment and is the largest player in applications of solar energy in agriculture and rural areas.