Pakistan and US agree to enhance agricultural research’s scope
Pakistan and the United States Wednesday agreed to enhance scope of scientific research in agricultural sector in order to get maximum benefit from modern technology. Agricultural Counsellor of US Embassy in Pakistan Clay Hamilton called on Federal Minister for National Food Security and Research Sikandar Hayat Khan Bosan and discussed possibilities to launch different programmes for increasing farmers income in the country, said a press release. The minister said the government was fully committed to modernise agricultural infrastructure of the country in order to achieve self-sufficiency in food production. He said rapid climate change was greatly affecting the agricultural system in the country and there was a need to further enhance collaborative research between the two countries in the field of agriculture to ensure future food security. Sikandar Bosan appreciated the work of US Department of Agriculture (USDA) in Pakistan to improve agriculture infrastructure by launching various programmes and projects of agri-development. He also discussed the matter of export of Pakistani mangoes to the US markets and possibilities for facilitating its exporters.