Work on modern seed centre under way at UAF

STAFF REPORT FSD: The University of Agriculture Faisalabad will have a state-of-the-art Seed Centre, first of its kind, aims at producing heat-tolerant and maximum yield potential seed varieties amid climate changes and conduct valuables researches to ensure food security in the country.

“Under the multi-disciplinary approach, the centre will pave the way for the seed development and mechanization; marketing, and value chain,” said UAF Vice Chancellor Dr Iqrar Ahmad Khan while talking to a delegation of AVRDC, the World Vegetable Centre South Asia, headed by Regional Director Dr Warwick Easdown.

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Dr Iqrar informed the delegation that the UAF has initiated construction work of the centre. “A comprehensive plan has been mapped out to complete the development work within the stipulated time,” he said.

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Different departments of the university including Horticulture, Agri Engineering, Agronomy and Plant Breeding will work together for the said cause, the VC maintained.

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