‘FAO Assisting Pakistan in Seed Industry Development’

MULTAN, (APP): United Nation’s Food and Agriculture
Organization (FAO) has launched a series of training programmes
to help Pakistan develop its seed industry and enhance agriculture production to ensure food security in the country.
The second training programme for agriculture scientists,
seed company representatives and progressive farmers was held
at Central Cotton Research Institute (CCRI) Multan with Dr.Shakeel
Ahmad Khan, the FAO seed sector consultant, in the chair.
The programme was launched under special instructions from
ministry of national food security and research under a technical
cooperation programme titled “Building Capacity FSC&RD” of UN’s FAO.
Dr. Shakeel said that FAO was playing effective role in
enhancing technical capabilities of seed sector in Pakistan.
FSC&RD director Mian Ziauddin said that country’s agriculture
production would improve by virtue of strengthening seed industry
and availability of quality seed. He said, it would improve national economy and financial conditions of farmers and ensure national
food security.
CCRI Multan director Dr. Zahid Mahmood said the government
was utilizing all resources to provide quality seed of different
crops to farmers. He said that the FAO training programme would
help strengthen seed industry, and ensure availability of good
quality seed.
He said that CCRI would continue to contribute to develop
pure and high quality cotton seed.

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