PR No. 74
Islamabad: February 13, 2024

Caretaker Federal Minister for Food Security and Research Dr. Kausar Abdullah Malik has said that measures are being taken on priority basis to bring more improvement in the agriculture sector, we are committed to promote sustainable agriculture. He expressed these views during a meeting with Director CIMMYT Dr. Kevin Pixely. Chairman PARC Dr. Ghulam Ali were also present on the occasion. Director CIMMYT Dr. Kevin Pixley while appreciating the initiatives and reforms in the field of agriculture and food security during the short term of the federal minister said that there will be full cooperation with Pakistan in the field of agriculture. Dr. Kausar Abdullah Malik said that CIMMYT an International Organization for the Improvement of Maize and Wheat will support Pakistan in germplasm for the best crops, measures will also be taken for the improvement of wheat in rain-fed areas. He said with the support of CIMMYT, the speed breeding which used to last for 14 years will be reduced to five years in the coming future and technology would also be transferred from CIMMYT regarding speed breeding.