PARC offers training to SAU students on hybrid seed production and tissue culture

Chairman, scientists of Pakistan Agriculture Research Council hold meeting with Sindh Agriculture University VC and others

 The scientists and experts of both institutions discussed bilateral relations and research exchange.

Tando Jam

Pakistan Agriculture Research Council (PARC) has offered Sindh Agriculture University (SAU) to train its students in hybrid seed production and tissue culture.

The PARC Chairman Dr. Ghulam Muhammad Ali, who led a delegation of his organization, made the offer during their visit and meeting with SAU Vice Chancellor Dr. Fateh Marri and others on Monday.

The experts of SAU and PARAC agreed that there is scope for further research in agriculture, and the country’s economy can be strengthened through the agricultural sector.

The scientists and experts of both institutions discussed bilateral relations and research exchange.

Vice Chancellor Dr. Fateh Marri said that Sindh Agriculture University and Pakistan Agricultural Research Council agreed on joint research on agriculture for food security and economic improvement of the country. He said that to support sustainable agriculture, institutions have to attract farmers to modern technology instead of traditional farming beside research on new technologies and new crops grown on less water.

Dr. Ghulam Muhammad Ali, Chairman, PARAC, said that the work of agricultural institutions for the production of crops in Sindh is commendable, but more research is needed on it, keeping climate change and other calamities in mind. “Pakistan Agriculture Research Council will collaborate and conduct research on various projects with other institutions,” he added.

He announced cooperation in producing hybrid seeds and training to the students about tissue culture.

Dr. Khalil Ahmed Ibupoto, Vice Chancellor, Shah Abdul Latif University Khairpur, who also attended the meeting, said that Universities, scientific and research institutes should develop joint policies and plans depended on future conditions, economic, agricultural and expansion of social development.

Earlier a reception was also held for the guests, in which Pro Vice Chancellor Dr. Jan Muhammad Marri, Dean of various Faculties Dr. Aijaz Ali Khoharo, Dr. Syed Ghiyasuddin Shah Rashidi, Dr. Altaf Ali Siyal, Dr. Manzoor Ali Abro, Dr. Muhammad Ismail Kumbhar, Dr. Syed Ziaul Hassan Shah, Registrar Ghulam Mohiyuddin Qureshi, Dr. Imtiaz Hussain Member Plant Sciences, Dr. Zakir Hussain Dahri Director General SAARC, Dr. Muhammad Asim National Coordinator, Dr. Sagheer Ahmed, Dr. Muhammad Aslam Memon and others participated. (PR)


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