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PARC, ADB Mission discuss Basmati development

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: Dr. Iftikhar Ahmad, Chairman PakistanAgricultural Research Council (PARC), has recently presided over a meeting with ADB Mission led by Jiangfeng Zhang and Dr. Surapong Sarkarung, an IRRI Philippines Rice Breeder, here to identify key challenges and opportunities for Basmati Rice Value Chain development in Punjab. During the meeting, various aspects of the Basmati Rice Value Chain Development,Agricultural Innovation Programme (AIP) Inception in Pakistan and role of ADB,…Read More

PARC, ADB discuss new basmati varieties

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STAFF REPORT IBD: A high-level delegation of Asian Development Bank (ADB) called on PARC Chairman Dr.Iftikhar Ahmad and discussed for developing news basmati rice varieties resistant to BLB and tolerant to flooding.The delegation was headed by Lourdes Adriano, Advisor and Practice Leader, Agriculture, Food Security and Rural Development, ADB.Dr. Iftikhar said that it would provide an opportunity to have consultation with policy makers of federal and provincial government agencies, scientists of…Read More