Tech Advancement to Help Address Agri-Challenges

“Implementation of the initiative will help promote high-value crop production and reduce the cultivation of conventional crops.” Ali told the media that PARC had started developing new varieties of high-yielding seeds of major and minor crops in order to enhance per-acre crop output to tackle the growing demand for food.

Coordinated efforts have been made at the national and provincial levels to develop the agriculture sector and bring it at par with the international standards to enable Pakistan to achieve self-sufficiency in food production and boost economic development, said Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC) Chairman Dr Ghulam Muhammad Ali.

“Due to these efforts, Pakistan is now producing a surplus output of major crops like wheat, rice, sugarcane and maize.” He shared that PARC was in the process of launching four new varieties of seeds of long and extra-long grain rice to enhance output and farm income as well as accelerate the earnings of medium and small farmers.

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