Bosan for enhancing technical support with FAO

ISLAMABAD: Minister for National Food Security and Research Sikandar Hayat Bosan here on Friday called upon Food and Agriculture Organization for further enhancing technical support to Pakistan in order to strengthen the national agricultural research system.

In a meeting with Country Representative of Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Ms. Mina Dowlatchalir, he acknowledged the role of FAO in development of local agri-sector and poverty reduction.

Secretary Ministry of National Food Security and Research Fazal Abbas Maken was also presented in the meeting held at National Agricultural Research Center (NARC).

The minister appreciated the major contributions of FAO in Pakistan during last few years including achieving avian influenza free status since 2008, establishment of national poultry lab and control of foot and mouth diseases in cattle & buffalo.

Speaking on the occasion, FAO Country Representative agreed to provide all supports, technical training and capacity building to address the issues and challenges in agriculture sector.

She also asked for introducing modern technology to enhance crop productivity for poverty alleviation and social prosperity in the country.