Vegetable farmers trained in seedling production
Vegetable growers from various regions of the country were provided a comprehensive training here by the scientists of Pakistan Agriculture Research Council (PARC) to help them produce healthy seedling for better and enhanced crop production.
Vegetable growers from Islamabad Capital Territory, Haripur, Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Attock, Pindi Ghaip, Taxila, Kahutta and Chakwal participated in a four-day training workshop on “Healthy Vegetable Seedling Production” that was conducted at National Agriculture Research Center (NARC).
“The training for small farmers would help enhance agriculture production for food security in the country,” said Chairman PARC, Dr. Iftikhar Ahmed while addressing the concluding session of the workshop here.
The Vegetable farmers who were trained in the workshop would share their knowledge and experience with other farmers in their respective communities to promote healthy vegetable seed production and nursery raising business on modern lines, Dr. Iftikhar added.
He said Agricultural Innovation Program (AIP) for Pakistan has created a platform for public and private sector institutions to share the new innovations and knowledge to promote agriculture sector activities in the country.
Dr. Iftikhar Ahmad stressed the need for practical implementation of the innovation techniques of healthy vegetable nursery growing, ensuring compost preparation, sterilization and proper management of insect and diseases at the farm level.
He also underlined the importance of coordination between PARC Vegetable Program and the master-trainers of the targeted areas in future.