FCA to meet on March 31 to review output of Rabi crops

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Federal Committee on Agriculture (FCA) would meet on March 31 to review the performance of Rabi crops and set the production target of Kharif crops for season 2022-23.

The committee would take stock of the output of wheat, which is major cash crop of the country and vital source to fulfill the domestic requirements of staple food, said an official in the Ministry of National Food Security and Research.

The meeting which would be chaired by Federal Minister for National Food Security and Research Syed Fakhar Imam also be attended by the provincial ministers of agriculture, where as representative of other concerned department would also attend the meeting, he added.

He said that FCA would also review the output of other minor crops including pulses and oil seeds, besides it set the target for Kharif crop for season 2022-23.

The FCA would set the targets of major Kharif crops including cotton, rice, sugarcane and maize to fulfill the domestic requirements as well as exporting, he added. The meeting would also take stock of the availability of major agriculture inputs including certified seeds, fertilizers, pesticides credit arrangements by the different lenders and micro-finance institutions throughout the season across the country.—APP

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