Govt using latest tech for food security
May 5th, 2013 | Technology Times | No Comments
Staff Report ISLAMABAD: The government is introducing innovative technologies in order to ensure food security for its rapidly growing population at affordable prices.
Various speakers a recently held workshop titled “Incorporating Agricultural Service Providers into Demonstration and Dissemination Activities in Rural Pakistan” at the National Agriculture Research Center (NARC).
The agriculture sector is viewed as an engine of growth for economy, so the government is involved in utilizing technological applications to enhance its produce,” said Member, Natural Resources Division, Dr. Nadeem Amjad while speaking on the occasion
He said that the government was strengthening private sector to help farmers use these technologies as was done in case of laser land leveling, tillage, high irrigation systems, quality seed, agro-chemicals and combine harvesting services.
However, the outreach of such services, throughout Pakistan is grossly inadequate and needs attention, he said, adding development of private sector is also necessary for achieving and sustaining green and improved national economy especially under the challenges of population growth and climate change.
On the occasion, Dr. Abdul Majeed from International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas, expressed the hope that the participants will get knowledge and share their ideas during the workshop as well as during field work.
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