UAF VC for strengthening agricultural marketing system

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Faisalabad—University of Agriculture Faisalabad (UAF) Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Iqrar Ahmad Khan Friday stressed the need to strengthen agricultural marketing system in order to make the agriculture a profitable sector.
He was addressing inaugural session of a three-day workshop on “Students’ Entrepreneurship And Professional Development” arranged by department of Computer Sciences here at the New Senate Hall.
Chairing the session, he expressed concern over role of middlemen who were fleecing the producers as well as consumers.
He said that in the modern trends, the online shopping had gained an immense importance.
There was a dire need to get the benefit from information and communication technologies to compete with the world, he added.
He said that under the China Pakistan Economic Corridor, Faisalabad was the lucky one which was surrounded by two sides in north and south, creating the new business opportunities.
He said, “We have to prepare ourselves with the entrepreneurial skills, good marketing tools and innovative ideas to sell our produces in the international market at the reasonable prices.”
He said, “We have to polish the entrepreneurial skills and innovative ideas to become a self employed.”
Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Pakistan Institute of Entrepreneurship Tahir Mehmood Ch said that more than 90 percent of the products in the country directly or indirectly related to agriculture.
He stressed the need to inculcate the Information and Communication Technology with the agriculture sector in order to increase the profitability in the sector.
Dean Faculty of Sciences Dr Muhammad Javed called for enhancing the skills of students with innovative ideas, so that they could face the challenges of life effectively.—APP