Bosan calls upon the importance of agriculture sector

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Islamabad, Aug 24: Sikandar Hayat Khan Bosan, Federal Minister for National Food Security and Research called upon the importance of enhancing investments in research and development of agriculture sector to guarantee food secure future here on Monday. “We need to enhance investment in agricultural research and development to keep up agriculture production,” the minister said while inaugural session of two-day AIP Annual Conference on “Agricultural Innovations for Improved Productivity and Economic Growth” organized by International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center in collaboration with USAID and Pakistan Agricultural Research Council Bosan said that the emerging global technologies were vital to promote the farming sector of the country and stressed for coordinated efforts between Public and Private Sector. We need to cope with the climate changes to make agricultural sect a danger free zone, Lauding the US efforts for the development of agriculture sector of Pakistan, Agriculture Linkage Programme has proved a fruit project for the country, said minister later on. Since the population has been growing, so there is need to grow much more food to feed the people and he congratulated Pakistan for introduction of new zinc-rich wheat variety which would go long way in promoting nutritious food security, Director General CIMMYT, Dr. Martin Kropff said.

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