Staff Reporter Islamabad
Opening ceremonies of KOPIA Pakistan Centre and Aeroponic Potato Seed Production System was held at NARC Islamabad in which Syed Fakhar Imam, Federal Minister for M/o NFS&R, was the Chief Guest.
Dr. Muhammad Azeem Khan Chairman PARC, SUH SangPyo, Korean Ambassador, Dr. Chu Gyong-rae Director KOPIA Pakistan Centre, Dr. HUR Taewoong, Administrator Korean Rural De velopment Administration, was also participants of the event.
Syed Fakhar Imam on the occasion said that KOPIA Centre’s cooperative projects and activities includes technology development projects related to agricul-ture and livestock which aim to increase incomes of smallholder farm households.
He said KOPIA would help in exchange of research materials, pub-lications and technical information, besides technol-ogy development activities of Korean experts and scientists to promote and develop local agriculture sector.
At this occasion, Mr. Jamshed Iqbal Cheema SAPM informed that Pakistan is importing around 120 million US$ potato seed for cultivation of 15000 acres every year.