She recalled how India and United States began collaborating in the field of agriculture to feed the hungry.
"The G-8 countries have committed to spend $ 20 million, as I feel that this should be our signature campaign. There has to be partnership from the private sector and I was pleased to see some of the businessmen wanting to know how they could invest in this sector. It was heartening to see that," Clinton said.
When asked why the Indian farmers have to pay higher price for seeds, which escalates the costs and bring down his earning, she remarked that a lot needs to be done to improve the storing facilities by the Indian government.
But that did not mean that the produce of the Indian farmers be subsidised, she added. She said she was aware of the suicides by the Indian farmers.
Union Agriculture minister Sharad Pawar, who received Clinton at IARI, told rediff.com that the deficiency of rain has come down from 56 to 27 percent this year.
"But the situation in Punjab, Western Uttar Pradesh and Bihar is not as good as we would like to be.
Pawar said that India and US should address issues like food security, bio-security, energy security and natural resources management.