PARC to establish company to ensure seed varieties to farmers: Dr Azeem.


ISLAMABAD -- Pakistan Agriculture Council Chairman Dr Muhammad Azeem Khan on Thursday said they are establishing their own seed company in order to provide high quality seed to farmers. He said this while talking to media persons who were visiting Directorate of Public Relations and Protocol (PR and P) of Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC). The exposure visit was arranged by PARC for Electronic and Print Media journalists. The visit was aimed to acquaint the media about agri-research and development activities being carried at National Agricultural Research Centre (NARC), Islamabad to disseminate further these R and D activities / new innovations / technologies and information among stakeholders through media.` Dr Azeem Khan said farmers in the country will be provided with varieties in seeds in order to improve production, adding that so far the council has introduced eight new varieties of wheat aimed 8 mound per acre increase in the production of wheat. Talking about Zaitoon crop, he said the council is going to collaborate with private section to increase production. He said Zaitoon will be produced on 37 acre of land.

He further said that the Zaitoon plants which were imported from Italy started producing fruit. Dr Khan said the council has produced 250,000 plants at the nursery of NARC. He...

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