UAE VC for growing oil seeds, pulses

STAFF REPORT FSD: Vice Chancellor of University of Agriculture Faisalabad (UAF) Iqrar Ahmad Khan has said that Pakistan needs to grow oil seeds and pulses to help alleviate poverty.

“There is a desperate need for creating awareness among farmers about latest technologies as it would help them enhance their per acre yield. Pakistan has a lot of room for development in oil seed and pulses,” said the VC while addressing a meeting of deans and directors at the university campus. Talking about the weak areas of the sector, he said that the agriculture sector also lacked educated manpower.

He praised the government for taking steps for the improvement of the agriculture sector. He also appreciated the chief minister for providing foreign scholarships to students from the university.

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