Scientists from Australia visit Nagaland

Scientists from Australia visit Nagaland
The scientists with others during their visit to Jalukie.
DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 11/25/2019 12:02:39 PM IST

As part of the Indo-Australian collaboration on Stingless bees through AICRP (HB&P), ICAR, New Delhi, three scientists from Western Sydney University, Australia visited Nagaland on November 21-24.

A press release by SASRD, NU, Medziphema informed that the team comprised of Prof. Dr. Robert Spooner-Hart, Dr. James Makinson and Dr. Amy-Marie Gilpin, all from Western Sydney University, Australia. 

The release said the purpose of their visit was to explore possibilities for further collaboration between the universities on student exchange programmes and to enhance the research on stingless bees in India with reference to pollination management under protected conditions, floral resource management and pollination in respect to fruits and vegetable crops as also conservation of pollinators. 

The team, hosted and guided by All India Coordinated Research Project on Honey bees and Pollinators, i.e. AICRP(HB&P), SASRD, NU, Medziphema, undertook tours to stingless bee hotspots of Peren and Dimapur districts in coordination with Nagaland Beekeeping & Honey Mission (NBHM).

The team also visited Central Institute of Horticulture, Medziphema, and National Research Centre on Mithun, Khanakhurü, Medziphema. 

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