Pakistan and China to Work Together in Advancing AgricultureAugust 2, 2017
The Government of Sindh, International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS), and China National Rice Research Institute (CNRRI) have mutually agreed that CNRRI will facilitate Pakistan, especially the agriculture research-based centers of Sindh to test different hybrid rice varieties, small and large scale seed production of most suitable varieties, and their commercialization in Pakistan.
This agreement was discussed by CNRRI representatives, together with ICCBS and Pakistan Biotechnology Information Center Director, Prof. M. Iqbal Choudhary, and Mr. Sohail Anwar Siyal, Minister of Agriculture, Sindh Province, on July 26, 2017.
In addition, CNRRI will also train young Pakistani researchers in the field of agriculture so that they can effectively utilize modern biotech techniques to improve their local rice verities. The partners also agreed that CNRRI and ICCBS will work at their ends to solve quarantine issues for prompt transfer/clearance of seed materials. The Agri Minister also expressed his full support on the issue.
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