The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Agriculture, Faisalabad (UAF), Dr. Iqrar Ahmad Khan, said that Islamic countries should pool their energies and resources to achieve sustainable, reliable and indigenous food security.
FAISALABAD, (UrduPoint/Pakistan Point News – June 16, 2022): The Vice Chancellor of the University of Agriculture, Faisalabad (UAF), Dr. Iqrar Ahmad Khan, said Islamic countries should pool their energies and their resources to achieve sustainable, reliable and indigenous food security.
He was speaking to a delegation of progressive farmers from Sudan. He said that Sudan, which is the largest country in the Islamic world in terms of land area, has immense potential for agriculture which could be used to increase food production. He added that the Sudanese people are also interested in organic farming and that Pakistan could help them in this area.
The Sudanese delegation included Haider Abdul Latif, Adnan Gilani, Ali Asghar, Asif Hussain and Muhammad Nadeem in addition to Muhammad Yaqoob Kabbar, a progressive farmer Muhammad Yaqoob Kabbar appreciated the academic and research progress of UAF and hopes that Sudanese scholars intend to visit the UAF. to acquire the latest knowledge in the field of agriculture. “For this purpose, mutual efforts at the academic and diplomatic level of the two countries are necessary,” he added.
He said Pakistan has made achievements in cotton production which should be transferred to other Islamic countries, especially Sudan. He said Sudan is rich in natural resources and offers many opportunities for agricultural development and Pakistan should take advantage of them.
He said the short length of Sudanese cotton lint has made it important to gain a better trade advantage in the global competitive system.
He invited the Vice-Chancellor of UAF to visit Sudan with his delegation and said that this visit would be an opportunity for agronomists to explore new avenues of cooperation for mutual education and research there. down.
Earlier, the Senior Director of Public Relations and Publications of UAF Dr. Muhammad Jalal Arif briefed the Sudanese delegation on the teaching and research activities taking place at the university and said that in the past , Sudanese scholars used to visit the UAF to quench their thirst for knowledge. But for a few years this process could not last for some reasons and it can be reworked. He said it is not possible to grow cotton in Pakistan under an organic system because here insects that attack cotton cannot be controlled without pesticides.
He updated the guests on the progress of research on pink bollworm and other pests at the Department of Entomology.
Other scientists from the university, including Dr. Muhammad Tayyab, Dr. Jam Nazir Ahmed, Dr. Amir and Dr. Saad Farooq, were also present at the meeting. The delegation members then visited the pink bollworm entomology laboratory where they were briefed by Dr. Muhammad Tayyab.