Govt’s top priority is to ensure food security
The government of Pakistan gives high priority to the agriculture sector to ensure food security in the country.
Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC) appreciated the role of the Italian government for supporting the people of Pakistan through different projects in the field of agriculture in particular olive-growing and production of olive oil in the country that will also improve the standard of living of rural inhabitants.
This was stated by PARC Acting Chairman Dr Nadeem Amjad while addressing at Concluding Session of Two-day International Training Workshop on Geographic Information System (GIS)/Olive Production and Management at PARC.
He also urged the scientists to transfer olive production technology to the farming community in their areas to increase olive production in the country to minimise foreign exchange bill.
PARC NPD (Olive Production) and Sr Director (Crop Production) Dr Muhammad Munir told the participants that this training will be beneficial not only for trainees but also for the whole olive sector. This technology will help in identifying the suitable areas for olive cultivation in Pakistan and review current status of olive orchards in the country.
PARC will establish olive garden on 3,000 acres land out of which PARC has covered 1,500 acres land under ‘Olive Production Project’. Remaining coverage will be made in the next two years.
Courtesy The Express Tribune