Pakistan needs self-regulating, science-based, clear, and expectable regulatory authority to empower farmers with modern and advanced agricultural technologies to reap benefits for sustainable productivity in the country.
The evidence of efforts from government’s commitment towards promoting biotech crop solutions is establishment of over 30 biotechnology research institutions. A regulatory environment is yet needed for companies that are applying for registration of products, approval or vice versa.
In Pakistan, some applicants also have the role of regulators that demands differentiation between applicants and regulators, may fashion problems for other companies.
Growing population, climate change, water insufficiency and changing lifestyles lingering to challenge food security. Sustainable means should be promoted to grow food and adopt technological innovations to address growing challenge, CropLife Asia Executive Director Dr. Siang Hee TAN expressed these views to media.
Siang has come to Pakistan on invitation from Pakistan Chapter of CropLife -CropLife Asia to ensure sustainability of agriculture.
Siang has appreciated Pakistan’s vision and policy on technology adoption, specifically to biotechnology, Siang highly praised the regulators to develop better collaborations with international analogs and benefit from knowledge-sharing by data transportability measures.
“The best-practices adopted across the Asia consist of allocation of adequate resources and capacity-building of regulatory bodies, implementing agriculture technologies and progressive farming approaches.
CropLife Asia, Singapore works in 91 countries with prestigious global enterprises like Bayer, Monsanto, Dupont, Syngenta, etc. Global Federation fosters technological solutions to plant-science industry in quest of sustainability in agriculture. It also advocates international developments for crop-protection, seeds and agricultural biotechnology. Its pioneering approach is shielding farmers, governments, consumers, and environment.