Chile, California sign ag-cooperation memo
Government officials from Chile and the state of California have signed a memorandum to increase research and trade cooperation between agricultural institutions, Chile’s ministry of agriculture said in a news release.
The agreement, signed September 22 in Sacramento, promises to increase the exchange of information for scientific research and technical studies. The signing brought together representatives of the fruit, olive oil and wine industries and government.
Chile and California share similar climate and growing conditions and thus are facing many similar issues. According to the release, topics such as land use, the use of genetically modified crops, irrigation, and plant and animal sanitary issues top the shared agenda.