Govt focuses on agricultural research to raise per hectare yield: minister

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04th Aug, 2021. 11:10 am

ISLAMABAD: The government is putting special focus on agricultural research to increase the per hectare yield to achieve sustainable agriculture development in the country, a government official said.

Chairing a symposium, Minister for National Food Security and Research Syed Fakhar Imam said that Korean Programme on International Agriculture (KOPIA) Pakistan Centre and the Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC) will jointly develop locally-customised technologies and serve as a hub for sharing agricultural technologies and knowledge between the two countries.

“Our collaboration will contribute to increasing farmers’ income and developing Pakistan’s agricultural industry,” he added.

Imam apprised the delegation about the livestock sector in Pakistan and the need for the development of value-added animal products.

He expressed the hope for further enhancing the volume and quality of agricultural products between the two countries and assured full support for further cooperation by the government of Pakistan.

The two delegations agreed to expand the cooperation in the field of machinery and vegetable seed production.

Ambassador of the Republic of Korea in Pakistan Suh Sangpyo said that he expected that Pakistan’s agriculture will go beyond domestic food self-sufficiency and contribute to the global food problem.

Hur Taewoong, administrator of the Rural Development Administration (RDA), said that technological advancement is closely linked to a country’s economic development, adding that RDA was willing to share Korea’s best practices with Pakistan.

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