ISLAMABAD, Aug 18 (APP): Pakistan and China here on Thursday
agreed for collaborating in tropical and subtropical fruits in order to enhance their production and as well as post harvest loss management.
A four members Chinese delegation led by Vice President,
Yunnan Academy of Agricultural Sciences visited Pakistan
Agricultural Research Council (PARC) to discuss and identify potential areas for future collaboration in agriculture sector.
Speaking on the occasion, Chairman PARC, Dr. Nadeem Amjad said
that Pakistan gives high priority to Chines collaboration in various sectors including development of agriculture.
He said that his organization was attaching great importance
for cooperation in research and development of tropical and sub tropical fruits with special focus on mango and their management.
He said that China is very good in foods value additions,
post harvest technologies, agricultural engineering and other areas.
The Chinese delegation showed their special interest in
sharing of mango germplasm besides for collaboration in other tropical and subtropical fruits.
The Chinese delegation during their visit to Pakistan would
also visit Sargodha citrus production area and Multan for mango production area to finalize their collaboration.