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Turkey to provide free wheat seed to small farmers of Sindh

Seed will be distributed among 600 farmers of eight districts for two acres each

The eight districts include Dadu, Khairpur, Sanghar, Nawabshah, Badin, Matiari, Umerkot, and Mirpurkhas. Turkish officials hold meeting with VC Sindh Agriculture University.

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Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism’s subsidiary agency TIKA, in collaboration with Sindh Agriculture University (SAU), will provide free wheat seeds to poor small farmers who have one to ten acres of land in eight flood-affected districts of Sindh.

In this regard, the regional representatives of TIKA arrived at SAU and met the Vice Chancellor to discuss the plan.

The Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA) under the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of Turkey will provide free wheat seed to the small farmers of the eight flood-affected districts of Sindh, in collaboration with the Sindh Agriculture University and Agriculture Extension Department of Sindh.

TIKA’s Karachi-based program coordinator Halil Ibrahim Basaran met Vice Chancellor Dr. Fateh Murri, and discussed on different matter regarding Agriculture, Export and Culture of both brother countries.

On this occasion, it was told that certified wheat seeds for two acres will be provided free of cost to 600 farmers of 8 flood-affected districts in Sindh by the Turkish government. These districts will include Dadu, Khairpur, Sanghar, Nawabshah, Badin, Matiari, Umerkot, and Mirpurkhas, for which the Agriculture Extension and Research Departments of Sindh Government will support the Agency, The seed will be given to the farmers having 1 to 10 acres, and the agriculture department will support for the list of farmers, as well as the demarcation of areas.

Vice Chancellor Dr. Fateh Marri said that the Turkish government is supporting the poor farmers of Sindh, and the University will carry out the work of better seeds and its transparent distribution responsibly and its experts will perform their services.

Dean of Crop Production Faculty Dr. Inayatullah Rajpar, Director University Advancement and Financial Assistance Dr. Muhammad Ismail Kumbhar, in-charge Seed development and Production Cell Dr. Zahoor Soomro, Dr. Aijaz Soomro, Dr. Tahmina Nagraj, Dr. Muhammad Rafique Raho, Dr. Islamuddin Rajput of Sindh Agriculture Department, and Miss Fatima, representative of TIKA were attended the meeting. (PR)

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