The Foreign Agricultural Service of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has said that future collaborative projects between the US and Pakistan include using American soybean feed in poultry, fish farming and dairy industries, introducing genetically-engineered maize and working with various government departments to develop uniform food safety standards.
A two-day Sino-Pak international conference on “Innovation in Cotton Breeding and Biotechnology” commenced at the Muhammad Nawaz Sharif University of Agriculture (MNSUA) on Monday.
The Ministry for Planning, Development and Reform on Friday informed the National Assembly that Pakistan and China have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to cooperate in the agriculture sector.
The ministry in a written reply said the government attached great importance to cooperation in the agriculture sector with China under the China Pakistan Economic Corridor.
According to the MoU, both the countries will conduct joint research on conventional and genetically modified varieties of seed breeding, precision agriculture, biotechnology and biological application for disease and pest control. Both countries will also collaborate in the technology of pre and post-harvest storage and processing.
Pakistan and China will cooperate in the field of water conservation and management through the use of water efficient technologies. Both countries will encourage investment in agriculture infrastructure for sustainable food systems.
Originally published in Pakistan Today Profit. See original article link here.
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