VC, University of Sargodha, Ishtiaq Ahmed said that collaboration between Pakistan and China and Pakistani universities in the agriculture sector is very important. It is beneficial from Chinese research and technology in this vital field.
He further said he has proposed many instructions for cooperation between the universities of two countries. In the current phase of the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), agriculture cooperation is recognized as a very important area for both countries should struggle to develop.
He informed that Pakistan is lagging behind in seed, pesticide and other forms of agricultural research as compared to China. It is a great opportunity for Pakistani universities particularly those who specialized in agriculture to learn from talented Chinese.
He said Chinese academy of agricultural science is known for advanced research and technology. He urged to sign memorandum of understandings (MoUs) for cooperation with Chinese academy of agricultural sciences in the future.
Pakistan and China have decided to expedite their bilateral cooperation in the agriculture sector under China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).
The collaboration in agriculture sector being extended with a special focus on boosting cooperation in the areas of climate change, desertification control, desalination, water management, and ecological restoration, wetland protection and restoration, wildlife protection, forestry industry development, disaster management and risk reduction and other areas of mutual interest.