Technology transfer to farmers to boost farm yields

STAFF REPORT IBD: Technologies developed by the Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC) must reach farmers to help them enhance crop production by utilizing modern techniques as the country is constantly facing decline in the farm yield.

“Farmers can contribute positively to the economy and for ensuring food security if they are provided the technologies developed by the PARC scientists,” said Minister for National Food Security and Research, Sikandar Hayat Bosan during his recent visit to the NARC in Islamabad.

The minister said that an effective mechanism must be devised in collaboration with provincial agricultural institutions for dissemination of new knowledge to end users to get positive results of scientists efforts.

He urged the Agricultural Scientists that Olive cultivation and its extraction will play a tremendous role in the economy; therefore agricultural scientists should work hard for production of Olive.

On the occasion, the minister inspected the cotton and other crop experiments farm field area at NARC appreciated the agricultural scientists efforts for producing various varieties of crops including horticultural crops.

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