“2017 Training Course on Hybrid Rice Technology in Pakistan” joint event was started in Pakistan and China to team up on awareness program for implementation of Hybrid Rice for productivity enhancement, profitability and extra surpluses for snowballing exports. Chinese researchers have developed rice seed. Accordingly, Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC) and China yuan Longping High-tech Agriculture Co., Ltd has also arranged a traveling Seminar, in all the four provinces Khyber Pukhtunkhawa, Punjab, Sindh, and Baluchistan. The Seminar aimed to develop understand of exact Hybrid Seed requirements of Pakistan for diverse regions and display Hybrid Rice varieties. A High-level Chine team have actively participated in Travelling Seminar. NARC, Islamabad has hosted the Closing Ceremony of “2017 Training Course on Hybrid Rice Technology in Pakistan”.
Sardar Sikandar Hayat Bosan, Federal Minister for NFS&R, Islamabad and the chief guest of the event said that the new rice varieties would help Pakistani farmers to expressively increase per acre yield and country will export more rice to other countries. Great quality seed is pre-essential for high efficiency; this will raise the rice edit per section of land yield. The Federal Minister additionally included that Pakistan would proceed with consolation to private division in farming exploration, he stated, rice is among the real harvests of the nation having a major offer in trades, in this way, the administration would keep trying hard and fast endeavors to expand its production.
Dr. Yusuf Zafar, Chairman, PARC, expressed that Pakistan-China Cooperation under (CPEC) has empowered Pakistan to export hybrid rice seeds for the first time in agriculture history. The Pakistan’s varieties are known best for their moisture and heat tolerance qualities and high yields. Chairman valued role of investors for investing in rice research and development and working in collaboration with public sector. Dr. Yusuf Zafar highlighted the farmer’s friendly initiatives of the Government and valued Chinese support to improve rice productivity in Pakistan. He more included that they expect that the presentation of new rice assortments would create promising harvest yield as well as enable agriculturists to raise their wages to enhance their work and eventually to assume part in working of general economy of the nation. Dr. Yusuf Zafar additionally expressed gratitude toward every one of the members including visitors and furthermore demonstrated appreciation to Govt. of China and Pakistan. Dr. Yusuf Zafar said thanks to National Press for scope of this movement step by step and furthermore refreshing coordinator of this Training Course exceptionally, Dr. Anjum Ali and his group. The Chairman, PARC advanced the Govt. to focus on advance horticulture.
Dr. Liu Shijie, Secretary Chinese Embassy ensured his full support and commitment to improvement of Agriculture Sector in Pakistan. Prof. Yang Yuanzhu, Vice President, Longping High-Tech Agricultural Co. Ltd China, Dr. Anjum Ali Member Plant Sciences, PARC and Dr. Muhammad Azeem DG NARC also shared their views on the occasion. They paid tribute to the Pakistani and Chinese organizations for delivering a solid half and half seed which supported the yield here in spite of lack of water.