Biotech Updates

Pakistan and China Sign MOU on Hybrid Seed Production

May 29, 2013

Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC) and Hubei Provincial Seed Group Co Ltd (HPSGCL) China signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to promote the development of rice, cotton, maize, and oil crops hybrid seeds and their commercial production in Pakistan. Dr. Iftikhar Ahmad, Chairman of PARC, said that Pakistani and Chinese scientists will work together to conduct trials for varieties/germplasm testing under different ecologies of Pakistan to determine their productivity potential.

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