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PAKISTAN : Agriculturists for promotion of soil fertility, land management in the country

May 30, 2015

KARACHI: Soil fertility has emerged as a major issue in the country and promotion of sustainable soil coupled with land management ought to be central in ensuring soil and crop for sustainable agricultural development and environment, said Dr Mubarak Ahmed, Director General, Pakistan Agriculture Research Centre (PARC -Southern-zone).

Addressing the participants of a workshop “Contribution of Balanced use of Fertilizers to Food Security,” organized by Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in partnership with the Ministry of National Food Security and Research, PARC and the U.S. Department for Agriculture (USDA), he also recommended public and private coordination in resolving the export issues related to the Mango across the country.

Dr. Mubarak emphasized the need of coming up with state-of-the-art agricultural practices, processing and packaging to ensure value addition and earning foreign exchange.

Representative of FAO Programme, Nasar Hayat supp…