Islamabad (November 11)………….. A three members Chinese delegation led by Yang Yajun, Director, Tea Research Institute Hangzhou Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (TRI-CAAS) China alongwith Lin Zhi, Head of Department of Sciences and Technology and Yuanzhi Shi, Associate Professor (TRI-CAAS) has visited Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC) on Friday for collaboration in tea research and development.
Dr. Yusuf Zafar T.I. Chairman PARC presided over a meeting with Chinese delegation. Dr. Ahmad Bakhsh Mahar, Member Plant Sciences Division of PARC, Dr. Muhammad Tariq, Secretary PARC and other senior scientists of PARC Tea Project were also present in the meeting. Prior to this meeting, the Chinese delegation also visited National Tea and High Value Crops Research Institute (NTHRI) of PARC at Shinkiari, Mansehra in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to witness tea crop field area.
After detailed discussion the areas of collaboration were identified, which include exchange of tea germplasm as per requirement, to assist NTHRI in selection and evaluation of suitable germplasm for black tea, preparation of plan for improvement in green tea processing, training program for scientists, and exchange of research and scientific material & information.
(Sardar Ghulam Mustafa)
Director (PR&P) PARC
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Edited by: Muhamma Fiaz Joyia
Director (SI), NARC
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