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Pakistan and China to Collaborate on Agricultural Research

November 28, 2008

Pakistan and China signed two agreements to cooperate in agriculture. The agreements were signed in the presence of Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif. Representatives of China’s Biotechnology Research Institute and the Punjab Seed Corporation signed the first agreement. The developer of Bt cotton in China, Professor Guo Sandui will visit Pakistan and start work on pest resistant crops. The second agreement was signed between Agro Group of Companies and a Wuhan-based institution to study pesticides in Pakistan.

The Punjab government, led by Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif, is encouraging the use of modern research in the agriculture sector to make the country self-sufficient in food requirements.

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