Revamp of seed sector to transform country's agriculture.

ISLAMABAD -- Vice President of Pakistan Businesses Forum (PBF) Ahmad Jawad on Saturday said that the county need to enhance its expertise in 'seed development' to achieve more production in the local agriculture sector.

He said seeking cooperation under China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) projects for seed development expertise would help in improving agricultural productivity, said a press release issued here.

'We need to revamp our seed sector and need to produce larger volumes of certified seeds at affordable prices and we ought to streamline the distribution of quality seeds among farmers across Pakistan,' he said.

As the earlier amended Seed Act is an example of obedience to rich transnational corporations.

An amendment Act is in compliance with TRIPs, which guarantees the private sector taking control over the livelihood of small farmers and is one of the most anti-farmer Acts in Pakistan.

This terrible step has worsened food insecurity in Pakistan mainly in Sindh province.

Jawad further said "the majority of seed companies are engaged in just marketing of certified seeds produced by leading seed-producing companies, which is...

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