ISLAMABAD: The establishment of the Pakistan National Research Centre of Intercropping (NRCI) at The Islamia University of Bahawalpur (IUB) was officially approved, according to a report published by China Economic Net (CEN) on Sunday.
This will be the first-ever national research center regarding intercropping technologies in Pakistan.
“Before this, there was no national research center dedicated to intercropping in Pakistan. The center firstly will be affiliated with the key laboratory of China’s Ministry of Agriculture undertaken by Sichuan Agricultural University (SAU), which is well-known throughout the world for intercropping research, especially in maize and soybean.
Pakistan wants to increase its soybean production desperately,” Muhammad Ali Raza, post-doc from Sichuan Agricultural University told CEN.
It’s learned that 25 acres of land have been allocated to the center. “Chinese scientists are well experienced in intercropping technology.