CPEC promotes Technological Transformation in Pakistan’s Agriculture Sector
ISLAMABAD, April 22 (Gwadar Pro) – Agricultural stakeholders, scientists and researchers from China and Pakistan believe that the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is promoting technological transformation in Pakistan’s agricultural sector.
They were of the view that CPEC not only supports development of different infrastructures but also provides the opportunity to technological transfers for the mutual benefit of both the countries.
Dr. Muhammad Hammad Nadeem Tahir, Professor and Director, Institute of Plant Breeding and Biotechnology, MNS University of Agriculture, Multan, said that under the CPEC project, industrial parks can help fix agricultural problems and increase efficiency.
He was speaking at the Online International Conference on “Agriculture Advancement and Sustainable Development: Learning from Robust Chinese Initiatives” held on 21st April 2022.
The conference was jointly organized by Pakistan Research Center for a Community with Shared Future and MNS University of Agriculture, Multan. The aim of the online conference was to discuss China’s agricultural development and its sustainability by focusing on agriculture-environmental nexus.
The conference integrated leading agricultural stakeholders, scientists and researchers from China and Pakistan to provide suggestions to enhance Pakistan’s agriculture sustainability under the grand concept of Community with a shared future.
The conference commenced with the opening remarks by Mr. Khalid Taimur Akram, Executive Director, Pakistan Research Center for a Community with Shared Future.
He explained that the event will lay a solid foundation for joint collaborative network between the agriculture sectors of Pakistan and China. He stated that such conferences will bridge the gap between the universities and agriculture researchers in both countries.
Professor, Dr. Ting Meng, Lecturer, Department of Agricultural Economics, School of Economics and Management, China Agricultural University shared latest trends in the agricultural policy of China.
She discussed valuable experiences of sustainable agricultural development and stated that China has entered into a phase of development for reducing pollution and recycling. Prof. Ting also expressed her interest in learning agricultural developmental methods from Pakistan and other countries as well.
Mr. Luo Meng, Ph.D. Candidate, majoring in Agricultural Economics and Management, China Agricultural University explained Eco-smart Agriculture: China's Current situation and Development Vision.
He stated that the new smart technologies are the turning points in China’s agricultural sustainable development which can be achieved by improving scientific and technological revolution and eco-smart agriculture.