PARC To Provide Training In Tissue Culture To SAU Students
Experts from SAU and PARAC concur that there is room for more research in agriculture and that agricultural sector can help to strengthen nation’s economy.
The Sindh Agriculture University (SAU) students will receive assistance from the Pakistan Agriculture Research Council (PARC) in creating hybrid seeds and receiving tissue culture training.
The experts from SAU and PARAC concur that there is room for more research in agriculture and that the agricultural sector can help to strengthen the nation’s economy.
The university’s spokesman reported that scientists and experts from both organisations discussed bilateral relations and research exchange while visiting Sindh Agriculture University with a delegation from the Pakistan Agriculture Research Council led by Chairman Dr. Ghulam Muhammad Ali.
Vice Chancellor Dr. Fateh Marri informed the delegation that Sindh Agriculture University and the Pakistan Agricultural Research Council had decided to conduct joint agricultural research for the country’s economic development and food security.
He emphasised that in order to support sustainable agriculture, institutions must entice farmers away from traditional farming and toward modern technology through research on new techniques and new crops that can be grown with less water.
The work done by agricultural institutions to produce crops in Sindh is commendable, but more research is required, according to Dr. Ghulam Muhammad Ali, Chairman of PARAC.
He stated that the Pakistan Agriculture Research Council will cooperate and carry out research on various projects with other institutions while keeping in mind climate change and other disasters. He informed the students of Sindh Agriculture University, Tando Jam, of a partnership in the production of hybrid seeds and training of tissue culture.
In addition to being present at the meeting, Dr. Khalil Ahmed Ibupoto, Vice Chancellor of Shah Abdul Latif University Khairpur, stated that universities, scientific research centres, and government agencies should collaborate to create joint policies and plans that take into account future economic, agricultural, and social development trends.
A reception ceremony for the guests of the visiting delegates was also held earlier. Pro Vice Chancellor Dr. Jan Muhammad Marri, Deans of various Faculties Dr. Aijaz Ali Khoharo, Syed Ghiyasuddin Shah Rashidi, Drs. Altaf Ali Siyal, Manzoor Ali Abro, Muhammad Ismail Kumbhar, Syed Ziaul Hassan Shah, Registrar Ghulam Mohiyuddin Qureshi, Dr. Imtiaz Hussain, Member Plant Sciences, Dr. Zakir Hussain, Director General SAARC, Dr. Muhammad Asim National Coordinator, Dr. Sagheer Ahmed, and Dr. Muhammad Aslam Memon