September 09, 2013
Zarai Taraqiati Bank Limited (ZTBL) has decided to establish a chain of ZTBL Model Farms in all the four provinces including Gilgit-Baltistan and Azad Kashmir. A spokesman of the ZTBL told APP here Sunday that the decision to this effect has been taken to further augment and make efforts for more meaningful farming for the benefits of the growers throughout the county.
He said, “these model farms would be equipped with latest agriculture machinery and technological interventions according ecological zones to experiment and disseminate the success of modern techniques applied in agriculture and to introduce progressive farming”.
“The model farms would serve as center of excellence for all the agriculture activities and cater for the information, training, needs of the farmers to serve the problems encounter by them and increase their productivity thereby contributing to the national economy”, he added.
The spokesman further said that the ZTBL had made a valuable contribution in enhancing productivity of crops, livestock, dairy, poultry, fisheries, etc through introduction of improved hybrid seed varieties, tunnel farming and balanced use of fertiliser, plant nutrients and protection by making use of pesticides.