Pak-China join hands for increasing cultivation of hybrid rice varieties

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ISLAMABAD, Sep 26 (APP):Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC) and Yuan Longping High-tech Agriculture Co. Ltd. China here on Wednesday organized training course on ‘Hybrid Rice Technology in Pakistan’, in order to review exact hybrid seed requirements of Pakistan for different regions.
The event also showcased the best hybrid rice varieties, technical knowledge and expertise, besides training of the professionals from all over Pakistan. Veteran rice scientists from China will train local scientists during this training course.
Addressing the event Dr Yusuf Zafar ighlighted the farmers’ friendly initiatives of the government and appreciated Chinese support to improve rice productivity in Pakistan and said that the this attempt will change the fate of rice farmers with respect to productivity and profitability.
Dr Wang Zhihua, Commercial Counselor China embassy expressed resolve of Chines government to support and commitment for the betterment of agriculture sector in Pakistan. He said that under the programme Pakistani and Chinese scientists will work together to study rice hybrids behavior in different regions.
They would identify field problems and also met the research and extension experts and farmers for discussion to inculcate characters suitable for each region to achieve the desired results.