Gujarat government is reportedly mulling an alliance with Saskatchewan province, known as an agriculture hub of Canada, in order to increase agriculture yields in the state. The province is recognised as one of the world's leading biotech research centres for agriculture and has developed a wide range of productive seeds.
According to sources, a delegation from Gujarat is likely to visit the province to explore various opportunities for tie ups in the agriculture sector. Within Canada, Saskatchewan is the largest of exporter of pulses, chickpeas (chana) and major exporter of wheat and mustard. Its contribution in world's total dry pea exports is 38% and in case of Canada's total chickpea exports, the figure is 80%.