Budapest, 11 September 1975
The Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation of the Government of India and the Ministry of Agriculture and Food of the Government of
the Hungarian People’s Republic, in accordance with exchange of letters dated the 19th December, 1973 setting up an Indo-Hungarian
Joint Commission for Economic, Scientific and Technical Cooperation between the Government of India and the Government of Hungary;
HAVING regard to their mutual interest in the development of scientific, technical and economic cooperation between the two countries
in agriculture, food processing and allied fields; and
AIMING at strengthening of friendship between their peoples and noting the rapid development in the field of agriculture and food
industry in the two countries in recent years.
1. The scope of economic, scientific and technical cooperation in agriculture and food processing and exchange of information, between
the two countries would cover the fields of:
(a) Plant-breeding with special regard to triticale and other cereals improvement, horticulture, fruit and vegetable production and
animal husbandry with special regard to piggery, poultry and fishery,
(b) Plant protection and veterinary sciences,
(c) Plant and animal food processing, packaging and storage
(d) Irrigated agricultural cultivation.
2. Both sides will facilitate:
(a) exchange of experts and delegations for special purposes and for specific periods,
(b) exchange of research scholars in order to carry out joint research in agricultural institutions, laboratories or farms in both
(c) The granting of scholarships,
(d) Exchange of publications, technical books and informative material,
(e) Exchange of seeds and plant varieties of non-commercial character for experimental purposes, free of charge.
The exchange of animals for breeding would be subject to separate commercial contracts between the appropriate representatives of
the two countries. For the purposes mentioned above, both parties would promote direct contacts between their institutions and organizations
dealing with agriculture and food processing .
3. The exchange of experts, scholars, research workers, trainees and other personnel as well as the exchange of documents would
be in accordance with the financial terms and conditions governing the working programme signed on the 14th February, 1974 in the
form of minutes under the Agreement on Scientific and Technical Co-operation between the Government of India and the government of
Hungary as modified from time to time.
4. With a view to increasing the economic cooperation between the two countries in the field of agriculture, food processing and allied
subjects, both parties shall examine the possibility of cooperation in the supply of equipment and materials for agriculture and
5. A Joint Working Group will beset up consisting of experts including a leader on each side, for purposes of working as a Working
Group of the Indo-hungarian Joint Commission for Economic Scientific and Technical Cooperation. The Working Group would meet as
and when required alternatively in India and Hungary. It would discuss and formulate the specific programmes of cooperation in the
fields of agriculture and food processing between the two Parties as specified in paragraph I of this Protocol. The leaders of the
Joint Working Group will maintain liaison with each other in all matters concerning cooperation in these fields.
6. This protocol shall be submitted for the approval of the Indo-Hungarian Joint Commission for Economic, Scientific and Technical
Cooperation at its next session and shall come into force from the date of such approval. It shall remain valid for a period of 5
years and shall be automatically extended for a further period of 5 years unless either party gives to the other a six months’ notice
of its intention to terminate it.
DONE in Budapest on 11th September, 1975 in English in two originals.
For Ministry of Agriculture
For Ministry of Agriculture
and Food of the Hungarian
Government of India