Pakistan and Turkmenistan to Collaborate on Agricultural Research
Turkmenistan and Pakistan agreed to cooperate in strengthening agricultural research in both countries. An agricultural delegation of Pakistan is expected to participate in the joint commission meeting to be held in Ashgabat in September, 2011.
Ambassador Sapar Berdiniyazov of Turkmenistan said that the two countries can collaborate in cotton research, development and exchange of cotton germplasm, exchange of experience on selection and certification of seeds, as well as registration and quality evaluation of seeds of wheat, cotton, rice and other agricultural crops.
Dr. Muhammad Afzal, chairman of the Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC), assured the ambassador that PARC will provide all possible assistance to Turkmenistan in agricultural research and training in the field of agriculture.
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This article is part of the Crop Biotech Update, a weekly summary of world developments in agri-biotech for developing countries, produced by the Global Knowledge Center on Crop Biotechnology, International Service for the Aquisition of Agri-Biotech Applications SEAsiaCenter (ISAAA)