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Pak-China Collaboration for Development of Seed Sector in Pakistan

Islamabad (September 23)…………… A Chinese delegation visited Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC) Headquarters Islamabad on September 22 and held meeting with Chairman PARC, Dr. Nadeem Amjad, for Pak-China Collaboration in Seed Sector.

On this occasion Chairman PARC acknowledged the support of China in various projects of PARC. He gave a detailed presentation about PARC, its mission and vision to achieve sustainable food security and poverty alleviation through knowledge and innovation. He briefed about PARC presence in the country, National Agricultural Research System of Pakistan, PARC disciplines of in-house research Plant Sciences, Natural Resources, Animal Sciences, Agricultural Engineering and Social Sciences. He also highlighted the Pakistan Agricultural Scenario and PARC major achievements.

In the meeting Pak-China experts have exchanged the information and discussed the areas of mutual interest to accelerate the development of seed sector in Pakistan. The Chinese delegation appreciated PARC’s role of collaboration with international partners for the development of agriculture sector in Pakistan. They hoped that this meeting would definitely prove fruitful to further strengthen existing collaboration between the both countries.

The Chinese delegation was headed by Zhang Yanqiu, Director General, Bureau of Seed Management, Ministry of Agriculture, Peoples Republic of China. Other members included Liao Cuimeng, President, Yuan Longpin Hi-Tech Agriculture Co. Ltd., China, Geng Yueming, General Manager, Hubei Provincial Seed Group Co. Ltd., Ms Zhan Qin, Chairperson, Winall Hi-Tech Seed Co. Ltd., China, and Liu Xianhui, General Manager, Beidahuang Kenfeng Seed Co. Ltd., China. The Pakistani scientists / officials included DG NARC Dr. Muhammad Azeem Khan, Member Plant Sciences & DG (P&DD) PARC Dr. Ahmad Bakhsh Mahar, DG FSC&RD Mr. Masood Qamar Qureshi, Director (IC) PARC Mr. Muhammad Altaf Sher, and Director (PR&P) PARC Sardar Ghulam Mustafa.

 

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