First of all, I would like to express my sincere gratitude to DST and FICCI for awarding me this fellowship to undertake a research work in India. India and Ethiopia have a long standing relationship and a lot of similarities in terms of societies, agriculture, education, among others. India is playing a major role in development endeavors of Ethiopia. The C V Raman Fellowship program for African researchers will have an immense contribution in bringing together the scientific communities of India and Africa to find out common gaps and solve problems through research. There are a lot of experiences in research and education in India that can be directly adopted and utilized by Africans to help them come out of their problems. Hence, it creates opportunity for African researchers to develop their research capacities in identifying research priorities in their respective countries. Moreover, this program will help to maintain and consolidate the relationship and cooperation of India with Africa in all respects.