Biotech Updates

Pakistani Government will Defeat the Food Challenges, Says Minister

April 16, 2014

Federal Minister for National Food Security and Research (NFS&R), Sikandar Hayat Khan Bosan said during the meeting of the Board of Governors (BoG) of  Pakistan Agricultural Council (PARC), that the Government is devoted to bring out the nation from the current food-related challenges. The Federal minister also praised the council for playing a leading role for the advancement of agriculture sector in the April 9 meeting. Bosan also expressed the hope that the BoG meeting will provide opportunity for its members to know in-depth all the current research being conducted. He lauded PARC for initializing and scaling up activities, and contributing in Indigenous hybrid seed development to meet farmers requirements; development of certified nurseries for fruit plants; and promotion of under-utilized crops. He also appreciated the initiatives for development and commercialization of environmentally safe chemicals and biocontrol agents.

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