Pakistan - China to collaborate on tropical fruits production

Pakistan - China to collaborate on tropical fruits production

ISLAMABAD (APP): Pakistan and China here on Thursday agreed for collaborating in tropical and subtropical fruits in order to enhance their production and as well as post harvest loss management.

A four members Chinese delegation led by Vice President, Yunnan Academy of Agricultural Sciences visited Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC) to discuss and identify potential areas for future collaboration in agriculture sector.

Speaking on the occasion, Chairman PARC, Dr. Nadeem Amjad said that Pakistan gives high priority to Chines collaboration in various sectors including development of agriculture.

He said that his organization was attaching great importance for cooperation in research and development of tropical and sub- tropical fruits with special focus on mango and their management.

He said that China is very good in foods value additions, post-harvest technologies, agricultural engineering and other areas.

The Chinese delegation showed their special interest in sharing of mango germplasm besides for collaboration in other tropical and subtropical fruits.

The Chinese delegation during their visit to Pakistan would also visit Sargodha citrus production area and Multan for mango production area to finalize their collaboration.