China promised to expand the export of Pakistani agricultural goods like rice and fish as well as to help Pakistan market its halal food products.
The China-Pakistan Agricultural Corridor (CPAC) project would help Pakistani farmers advance their socioeconomic conditions and pave the way for fresh cooperation between the two all-weather strategic allies.
In order to contribute to the social and economic development of the two nations, the Pakistan-China Joint Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCJCCI) has been planning to develop a joint application for projects in the area of agricultural sciences.
Speaking at a think tank session on Friday, PCJCCI President Moazzam Ghurki said that CPAC was a project of great significance that would serve as a role model for other nations in the region to follow and strengthen the notion that collaboration and partnership could result in benefits for all.
China promised to expand the export of Pakistani agricultural goods like rice and fish as well as to help Pakistan market its halal food products. The Chinese also want to offer cutting-edge farming technologies.
Fang Yulong, senior vice president of PCJCCI, stated that the South Asian countries’ agriculture was suffering from low productivity, supply shortages, low returns for farmers, and a lack of cutting-edge technology and skilled workers.
All of these issues, he continued, posed a threat to the region’s ability to feed itself. Since Pakistan is an agro-economic country with enormous potential for crop production and agricultural science research, addressing these issues will have a significant impact on people’s lives there.
With an emphasis on precision agriculture, multi-spectral sensing of crop fields, 3D printing and scanning applications, early detection of pathogens, and efficient plant disease management, Yulong said, “We are actively pursuing research on plant biotechnology, environmental sciences, agri-technology, and agribusiness.”
The mission of the Pakistan China Joint Chamber of Commerce and Industry is to advance bilateral investment and trade between Pakistan and China. Since its establishment in 2013, PCJCCI has played an outstanding part in a number of Pakistan & China Projects.