Scientific Research Necessary to Speedup Agri, Livestock
February 23, 2012
Speakers at a recently arranged expo stressed the need for advanced scientific research in the agriculture and livestock fields to augment country’s key export sectors and making the nation self-sufficient with regard to several edible commodities. Agriculture-based companies, including fisheries, poultry, livestock, dairy, biotechnology deployment and agriculture farm equipment, food traceability, agriculture value-addition and horticulture took part in one of the country’s largest agricultural and livestock expositions at Expo Centre here. Foreign delegations of growers and agriculture experts also participated in the recently arranged show, besides local investors who set up their stalls of various products.Federal Commerce Secretary, Zafar Mehmood said that we should reshape the pivotal agriculture sector with scientific research to develop it. He called for enhancing the supply chain to outreach targeted consumers.For better results in seed development, the government should now allot scientific research programmes to private sectors, which, until now, are being carried out on official basis on huge spending, he added. that there should be policies to boost up status of poor farmers of the country along-with the development of value-addition food sector.