Company Spot light
Agriculture Biotechnologies Pakistan (pvt.) Ltd
Agriculture is the largest sector of Pakistan's economy, which
employs about 47% of the total labour force of our country. It
is one least exploited but most promising sector, which offers
tremendous potential for sustainable growth and economic
development and above all security for sufficient food supply
for 120 million peoples of this country likely to be doubled
in 35 years.
Biotechnology is the science for the Industrialisation of
agriculture. It has opened an exciting frontier in sustainable
development of human resources. With the realisation of
foreseen advantages and unprecedented application,
biotechnology received great attention all the world over,
including developing countries. Biotechnology offers
tremendous novel opportunities for exponential growth of
agricultural. Plant Tissue Culture ( PTC ) is the most dynamic
discipline of biotechnology.
Tissue culture is the cloning of
plants from mother plant. Using advance propagation techniques
and intensive cultivation for plant species are collectively
termed as agriculture biotechnology.
In Pakistan all
biotechnology research laboratories are in public sector
including universities. In spite of noticeable contribution in
the basic research in tissue culture and biotechnology,
commercial exploitation remained insignificant. Moreover,
ironically so far no commercially viable plant tissue culture
or biotechnology laboratory has been established in private
sector in all over the country, except Agri Biotech.
Agri Biotech is multi disciplinary organization set up by a
fine blend of professionals and technocrats well versed with
practical application of agriculture biotechnologies and its
future potentialities in development of agriculture as an
industry. Vast experience and vision were instrumental in the
identification of biotechnology as the industry of the future
and hence led to the birth of Agriculture Biotechnologies
company in Pakistan with expending horizons.
Agri Biotech is established to introduce the new and
innovative technologies for sustainable development of
agriculture by ensuring the availability of high quality, high
yielding disease resistant, virus free planting material,
premium quality seed, intensive cultivation practices and to
introduce the advance agriculture management system.
Aims And Objectives:
i) Production and development of premium quality planting
material using tissue culture technology.
ii) Green house technology for off-seasoned vegetable and
fruit production and floriculture.
iii) Contract farming.
iv) Project implementation back-up.
v) Extension work.
vi) Overseas and domestic marketing of the final produce.
vii) Finance to grower through banks and farmers co-operatives
for agriculture implements.
viii) Human resources development in the field of advanced
ix) Development of Agri processing industry in fruits and
To achieve the above objectives following division in
different phases will take over the activities
1) Plant Tissue Culture Division:
Plant tissue culture is a versatile cloning technique offering
benefit of scale, scope and uniformity. It require highly
sophisticated equipments skilled manpower, high research and
is labour intensive. Tissue culture technology can ensure
virus-free, disease indexed and high yielding planting
material, which will help to increase yield, productivity,
uniformity of produce, reduced harvesting time and reduced
Agri Bio tech has developed complete protocols for
the micorpropagation of sugar cane, potato, Guava, Banana and
some ornamental plants of commercial importance by use of
Tissue culture technology. Now company is commercializing this
technology at industrial scale to replace the old and diseased
stock with healthy rejuvenated stock.
After successful trials and experimentations, the seed of
sugarcane and Potato developed through tissue culture
technology has been transferred to the farmers and results are
Seedling Production Division:
Planting material with faster emergence more rapid and uniform
initial growth, certified, virus-free and disease indexed,
vigorous and healthy growth ensure the successful
transplantation and high yield.
Agri Bio Tech has
environmentally controlled green houses with modern equipment
for maximum germination of seeds. We have developed highly
scientific and standard infrastructure for seedling production
at commercial level at affordable prices.
This is not only helpful for the farmers to keep them safe
from germination loss but has also made it possible for them
to have off-season vegetables seedlings like chilies,
tomatoes, cucumbers etc., which ensure the maximum
profitability to the farmers.
Horticulture and Floriculture Division:
Achieving prominance in horticulture could be explicit goal of
a country like Pakistan being one of the few blessed with a
highly congenial and diversified soil and climate conditions
ranging from Arabian sea to highest peak in the world.
Consequently all types of decidous and subtropical fruits and
almost all crops can be shown in this country.
Considering theimportance of this sector Agri Biotech is
currently working on following projects under this division
· Cut flower export
· Nursery and farm management consultancy services
· Branded fruits and vegetable export
Food Processing division:
A very advance, sophisticated and scientifically proved
dehydration plant is installed. Fruits and vegetables are
processed for dehydration, Tesultantly this increase their
shelf life and provide off season fruits and vegetables (for
export). eg Chilies, Tomatoes, Garlic, Onion, Mango, Apple,
Banana, Peaches and Apricot etc.
1. Production of disease free potato seed through tissue
2. Micropropagation of Turmeric
3. Micropropagation of Banana and Guava
4. Ornamental Plants ( Spathiphyllum, Gloxinia, Carnation and
5. Production and processing of Herbs of commercial and
6. Production of roses of industrial processing in
collaboration with a French company.
7. Gherkin cucumber production and processing, a joint venture
between AgriBiotech and Amora Mallie.
1. Research and Development Laboratory:
To keep with the scientific development to further develop in
house research capability, AgriBiotech will ultimately
establish a stats of art research and development division.
Research activity will also be focused on fertility,
fertilizer management and irrigation Technology.
2. Integration of Information Technology with Agriculture:
Information technology and computers are becoming integrated
part of advance agriculture production and management system.
Using computer support to operate, monitor and evaluate
irrigation, water and fertilizer in accurate and economical
way. Such systems are needed to be constantly upgraded and
consequently, fit the definition of new potential agriculture
|1. Dr. Fayyaz
A. Siddqui CEO
Shagufta Naz Director
Agri Biotech Extension Service
14 KM -Multan Road Behind Unifoam Lahore, Pakistan.
(Phone # 7511506, Fax # 7511844)