The terms of the collaboration includes the joint Research Projects and Programmes, Publications & Exchanges of the staff. The focus of research shall be on agriculture, engineering and technology development on autonomous farming and energy-efficient implements.
TAFE is the Tractors and Farm Equipment Ltd, a one of the leading tractor manufacturing company of India. The TAFE experts are already having experience and know the pulse of the Indian Agriculture. Accordingly, they had collaborated with the Agriculture4 Engineering Precision and Innovation (Agri-EPI) Centre of the UK based Harper Adams University (HAU). It is National Centre for Agricultural Innovation supported by the UK Government. It has been working on providing engineering and precision agriculture solutions for the agri-food industry.
President & Chief Operating Officer, TAFE Shri T R Kesavan opined that the collaboration will provide opportunities for developing a range of advanced training skills, learning and the promotion of international technology transfer and exchange.
The Engineering Team from TAFE have already moved into the New Agri-EPI Centre in the HAU campus to work on the centre`s first major research and development project.
Engineering Lecturer at Harper Adams University Kit Franklin was pleased to know that youngh and enthusiastic team of Engineers from TAFEs Centre of Excellence are here in the UK, where the First Collaborative Engineering Project shall be going to start.
The JFarm India- TAFE`s adaptive agriculture research centre shall implement the unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) systems and sensor technologies, and the hands- free hectare Projects.
Krishi Jagran/New Delhi