On 1 January 2024, the Danish Veterinary and Food Administration initiated a pre-project in India. The content of the project will be clarified during 2024 in partnership with partner authorities and other stakeholders in India.
The current cooperation between the Indian authorities and the Danish Veterinary and Food Administration is anchored in the Green Strategic Partnership between the Danish and Indian governments, and it is supported by two cooperation agreements signed in April 2018.
- The first cooperation agreement, or MoU, has been signed between the Danish Veterinary and Food Administration and the Food Safety and Standard Authority of India (FSSAI) and it focuses on:
food safety and processing.
- The second cooperation agreement, or MoU, has been signed with the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare (MoA) and focuses on:
livestock and milk production.
The project will have the green transformation of the food and agricultural sector as a focal point and draw on Danish strongholds within animal disease, food safety, food loss, and resource-efficient dairy and agricultural production.
The establishment of the SSC project in India includes a one-year initial phase which, if successful, will be followed by a three-year first phase of the project.