Pakistan, China to sign MoU for agri development

The Director General of Ministry of Agriculture of China, Hu Yuahan has said that Pakistan and China will sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for further development of agriculture of Pakistan.

A four-member delegation headed by Hu Yuahan called on Chairman of Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC) Dr. Muhammad Afzal here on Wednesday. Dr. Muhammad Afzal briefed the delegation on the activities of PARC, including assisting, promoting and coordinating agricultural research.

He informed the delegation about the major areas which include crops, horticulture, agricultural biotechnology, farm mechanization, natural resources, animal and social sciences. He said that PARC in collaboration with provincial institutes has developed various varieties of wheat, rice, pulses, maize, sorghum, millet, fodder, cotton, sugarcane, oilseeds and horticultural crops.

Dr Afzal apprized the delegation that in Pakistan 9 million families are involved in this lives stock sector who are maintaining 33 million cattle’s, 31 million buffalos, 29 million sheep’s, 62 million goats.There are 20 milk factories in the dairy sector. He said that establishment of “Agriculture Demonstration Centre” in Pakistan will help to train the farmers, demonstration of technologies and development of new Hybrid crop varieties.

via Pakistan, China to sign MoU for agri development.

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