Saturday, May 25, 2024

Pakistan’s rice sector lagging behind in productivity

Pakistan’s rice sector is lagging at the back of in productivity and going through top price of production as compared to different rice-producing nations, mentioned Shahid Tarer, Director Galaxy Rice (Pvt) Ltd. He was talking at a seminar on ‘Water Productivity (WAPRO) Project’ organised by his firm in collaboration with SDC, Helvetas Swiss Intercooperation, Westmill Foods (A division of Associated British Foods & Grain Products Ltd. UK, MARS food & RPL).

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WAPRO mission is aimed toward making improvements to water efficiency and sustainable rice production in Pakistan. a Lot Of farmers attended the development. Shahid Tarer wired the desire for promotion of world easiest practices for making improvements to resource use efficiency. He also spoke in regards to the imaginative and prescient of SDC’s long-term commitment to global food security and mitigating water scarcity & climate alternate scenario of Pakistan.


Imran Sheikh, Project Manager, highlighted the goals and means of the WAPRO venture and Galaxy’s Farmer Connect (GFC) program referring to regular advisory carrier to the farmers and promotion of rice cultivation as in line with Sustainable Rice Platform’s same old. Rao Muhammad Tariq, Senior Manager Fouji Fertilizer Company, shared his perspectives about fertilizer utility. He emphasised on balanced fertilizer utility and its position in productiveness and profitability. Dr Arjumand Nizami, Country Director Helvetas Swiss Intercooperation, capacitated the farmers relating to water potency as a industry case.

She quoted the pilot study of 21 rice farmers of head, mid and the story of irrigation minor in district Sheikhupura. Dr Muhammad Sabir, Director Rice Research Institute KSK, briefed the audience about research updates and building initiatives. Dr Tahir Hussain Awan shared his revel in about direct seeding rice and shared the set of the new technology of weed control in DSR. Dr Anjum Ali Buttar, Director General Agriculture (Extension), threw gentle on the ongoing extension tasks and in addition mentioned the agriculture policy 2018.

Dr Muhammad Afzal, Country Director Crop Life, instructed the farmers in regards to the position of responsible use of insecticides in rice ecosystem for ensuring resource use potency, food security and export of residual free high quality rice. Dr Abdul Ghafoor, Member Plant Sciences PARC, stressed out the desire of accelerating water use potency and selling the type such as WAPRO challenge to save lots of water and make sure meals security not just for present but additionally for long run generations. Team Team is a comprehensive online platform dedicated to providing valuable agricultural information and resources in Pakistan. With a focus on promoting sustainable farming practices, enhancing agricultural productivity, and empowering farmers, serves as a one-stop hub for all things related to agriculture in Pakistan. Through its user-friendly interface and a vast array of content, the platform aims to connect farmers, researchers, policymakers, and other stakeholders, facilitating knowledge exchange and driving the transformation of the agricultural sector in Pakistan.

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