Islamabad—To bring change in farmers life and agriculture development there is need to ensure the dissemination of new technology and knowledge among farming community of the country. Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC) scientists are firm to make our country self-sufficient in agriculture. Farmers are the assets of our country and by providing new technology and knowledge to them we can improve crop production in the country.
This was stated by Dr. Nadeem Amjad, Chairman PARC in a briefing session during the visit of a group of Progressive Farmers led by MNA Chakwal Major (retired) Tahir Iqbal at National Agricultural Research Centre (NARC). On this occasion Chairman PARC highlighted the role of PARC for the development of country’s agriculture sector. He assured the farmers for support from PARC for promotion of cultivation of groundnut, mung, mash, canola, soybean and other crops in their region.
On the occasion, Director General NARC Dr. Muhammad Azeem Khan also offered his support for cultivation of soybean on 1200 acre in Chakwal region. He said that NARC has introduced a new groundnut variety for Potohar region which production capacity is 4000kg per hectare. Last year, PARC has provided canola hybrid seed to farmers for 10000 acre for its promotion and production, he added. On this occasion the farmers have appealed to the Government to immediately stop the import of groundnut from India to save them from loss and promotion of domestic crops. Later on MNA Major (R) Tahir Iqbal and farmers visited NARC crop field area to witness the production of various crops cultivated on 300 acre of land at the research centre.