Our Correspondent Dera Ismail Khan
Arid Zone Research Center Dera Ismail Khan, under Prime Minister Agriculture Emergency Programme conducted a seminar where experts shared the ideas to enhance productivity of the wheat in the area.
Talking to the participants, Vice Chancellor Agriculture University, Prof. Dr. Masroor Elahi Babar (TI) while quoting a study said that, if utilized properly, region of Dera Ismail Khan through its major crops like wheat, sugarcane, sugar beet, dates etc.
has the potential to meet the food demands of the whole province and through proper value addition the profit and income of the local people can be increased.
Agriculture University was need of the hour and people of Dera Ismail Khan are lucky that being the citizens of an agricultural land, they are now provided with the desired information at their doorstep in the form of Agriculture University as it can boost the production by helping the farmers to adopt the smart agriculture, he further added.
Chief Guest of the program, Federal Minister for Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit Baltistan, Sardar Ali Amin Khan Gandapur noted that agriculture sector is backbone of the economy and stressed upon the need of creating awareness among the farmers.
Director General (AZRC) Noman Latif Khan Saddozai, Project Director Dr. Muhammad Yaqoob Awan.