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Sindh needs standardization of agriculture production

Per acre agriculture production of Sindh is more than that of Punjab, but according to international standards, it is not satisfactory

It is a matter of concern that World Food and Agriculture has revealed that 17 percent of our production is wasted – VC Sindh Agriculture University

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Vice Chancellor of Sindh Agricultural University Dr. Fateh Marri has said that the agriculture of Sindh has reached a point that now we have to standardize the production of Agriculture.

“The innovation in agriculture is inevitable as the food security is under threat due to climate change and increasing population,” he said while speaking at the inauguration ceremony of 3-day training workshop on Capacity Development under “Institutional Strengthening of Project Coordination &Monitoring Unit (PCMU) for Water -relates policies & Practices focusing Sindh Water & Agriculture Transformation (SWAT) Project, hosted by Sindh Agriculture University Tandojam, on Monday.

Dr. Marri said that Agriculture production per acre of Sindh Province is more than that of Punjab, but according to international standards, this production is not satisfactory. “The experts have to work on new commodities for the 100-day crop of wheat and cotton.”

He said considering the scarce resources of water and agricultural land area, experts have to advance their research for new varieties of crops. “Less water-consuming crops and less expensive farming methods have to be adopted”, he said and added that it is a matter of concern that World Food and Agriculture has revealed that 17 percent of our production is wasted.

Dr. Muhammad Ismail Kumbhar, Director, University Advancement and Financial Assistance said that all the experts related to agriculture, irrigation, extension, and economic institutions are unanimous that for the agricultural development of Sindh and the economic development of the people, high-yielding commodities and agricultural innovation should be promoted,

Training organizer Dr. Jam Ghulam Murtaza Sahito said that this is the second of four trainings organized by Sindh Agriculture University in collaboration with PCMU, P&D Department of Sindh Government. He said that in this training workshop there will be 9 interactive technical sessions for University experts, Agriculture, Irrigation, P&D and SIDA officials, and seven different resource persons with vast experience will be there to impart training.

On this occasion Ali Nawaz Channa, Director Technical Agriculture Extension, Bakht Ali Solangi, Regional Director Agriculture Marketing, Tariq Ali Dehraj Deputy Director Technical Farm water Management, Parvez Ahmed Banbhan Assistant Manager Transition SIDA, Ambar Sanam Laghari, Assistant Director SIDA and various participants from the different departments, who took part in the training, were present. (PR)

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