MINSK, 8 June (BelTA) – A modern agricultural enterprise can be established in Pakistan with assistance of Belarus. The initiative was put forward by Belarusian Agriculture and Food Minister Leonid Zayats as he met with Deputy Minister for National Food Security and Research of Pakistan Ahmad Jamil on 8 June, BelTA has learned.
Leonid Zayats said: “Belarus is ready to offer practical assistance with setting up a modern agricultural enterprise in Pakistan, including the construction of major dairy industry facilities and the production of beef using Belarusian technologies.
The enterprise could serve as a basic platform for personnel training. The necessary experience has been accumulated for that.” Leonid Zayats told Ahmad Jamil that Belarusian cows can now produce 10 tonnes of milk per cow per year at modern dairy farms. The average daily gain of poultry now stands at 65g. Wheat harvests can be as high as 100 centners per hectare.
According to the agriculture and food minister, Belarus is ready to expand cooperation with Pakistan in training agribusiness specialists such as livestock producers, fish farmers, and other ones. Top Belarusian scientists can go to Pakistan to train personnel. Belarus also boasts vast experience of developing populated localities in rural areas and building agrotowns. Belarus can share this experience if Pakistani partners are interested in it.
The meeting resulted in suggestions to hold the 2nd Belarusian-Pakistani agricultural forum in August 2017 and to sign a roadmap on cooperation in agriculture.