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And so, we must also share an interest in the process of agriculturaltransformation."When I say transformation, I'm referring to a shift from agriculture based merely on subsistence to agriculture that isrun like a business to be efficient and profitable and that meets the needs of producers and consumers", he said.

After arriving in a chartered aircraft at 3 pm, he will attend as chief guest the valedictory of the three-day AP AgTech Summit being organised jointly by Andhra Pradesh, the Confederation of Indian Industry and Dalberg, a strategy and policy advisory body. It not only leads to higher GDP but also lifts people out of poverty. We can produce enough nutritious food for a healthy labour force for the future.

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has offered its support to Ministry of National Health Services (NHS) to cover the areas of mother and childcare health, said an official on Friday. More than half of India's population in engaged in agriculture, and three-fourths of rural women are engaged in agriculture.

Addressing the Global Agritech summit at Visakhapatnam said adaptation of Kaizala app by AP government in agri promotion- helping farmers in soil testing, product marketing and storage - was a major boon to farmers.

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He called for focusing on increasing productivity of small farmers and connecting them to market so that they can prosper.

Lauding India's efforts to convert cash economy into digital, he said digital financial services can be of help as small holder farmers need money to buy seeds, fertiliser and veterinary care.

"The state government is focusing on development of agriculture and other related sectors".

Bill Gates had earlier expressed his dissatisfaction over the current system of education in the country in an interview with The Times of India.

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