Delegation from Uzbekistan visits NARC

135 from Uzbekistan visits NARC

ISLAMABAD, (APP): A high-level delegation headed by Uzbek Agriculture Minister Jamshid Khodjaev on Thursday visited National Agricultural Research Centre  (NARC) and witnessed the agriculture research activities being carried out under different institutes.

Minister for National Food Security and Research Syed Fakhar Imam and Chairman PARC Dr. Ghulam Muhammad Ali were also present during the visit.

Chairman PARC briefed the delegation about the structure, research activities, and important research initiatives of PARC.
Speaking on the occasion Fakhar Imam said that both countries are agreed to enhance bilateral cooperation in the agriculture sector, particularly in agriculture trade and machinery to develop and promote the local agriculture sector on modern lines.

The Minister also added that the Uzbekistan side has shown their keen interest in importing germplasm from Pakistan and the exchange of scientists also can benefit both countries.

The delegation showed keen interest in quality testing of grains especially rice testing through a software-operated grain scanner with data management.

The visitors also took a deep interest in the mechanism of dissemination of biological control agents to farmers, the design, and the protocol of insect mass rearing facilities.

The delegation was informed about the National Gene-bank of Pakistan as the gene bank has more than 43,000 accessions of different plant germplasm that are collected locally and internationally.

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