STAFF REPORT ISB: As the agriculture yields one the regular decline which is a point of concern, however, to overcome this problems the government is taking initiatives to promote the agriculture research and transfer of technology to benefit the small farmers for food security in the country.

Federal Minister for National Food Security and Research (NFSR) Sikandar Hayat Khan Bosan this while talking to media on the inauguration ceremony of “Salage Baling Machine” in PARC headquarters, Islamabad.

He said that the use of latest agricultural technology and innovation will increase farm profitability to the benefit of farmers and will also ensure food security for the country.

The ceremony was also attended by Secretary MNFSR Seerat Asghar, Chairman PARC, Dr. Iftikhar Ahmad and other senior agriculture scientist.

He asked that the PARC should establish a talent pool of scientists to ensure continuity in agricultural research and transfer of technology.

Replying to question, he said the government is committed to appreciate the researchers and scientist and give them prizes and awards for their performance in the field of agriculture.Replying to another query regarding the potato price, he said that because of shortage of potatoes the government has exported the potatoes from foreign countries, which are more cheap as compared the local production of potatoes.

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