Steps Taken to make Country Self-Sufficient in Food Commodities: Imam

Addressing the oath-taking ceremony of Pakistan Agriculture Research Scientists Association (PARSA) at National Agricultural Research Centre (NARC), Imam said the present government has the outset focused on agriculture as 70 percent of the country’s population is dependent on agriculture as well as 45 percent of the employment is related to agriculture.

Other important measures to improve agriculture include the use of hybrid seed technology, genetic engineering, modern technology, protection of water reservoirs, pastures and other agricultural resources, modern breeding of high milk and high meat producing animals, and providing maximum national and international training opportunities to enhance the professionalism of agricultural scientists, he added.

Minister for National Food Security and Research Syed Fakhar Imam has said that the government has taken important steps to make the country self-sufficient in agricultural commodities.

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