Pak-China framework of agreement (FoA) on agriculture to be finalized during the upcoming visit of Prime Minister of Pakistan to China.
Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan Yao Jing has said “Pakistan-China academia- research cooperation particularly in the field of agriculture will be further strengthened for development and prosperity,” adding that agriculture is groundwork of the nation’s economy.
He highlights that 40 years ago, when China began introducing reforms, they started with agriculture and now they are feeding the largest population of 1.4 billion people. He said Pakistan is also providing food to 200 million people due to agricultural intervention.
Moreover, a Memorandum of Understandings (MoU) of University of Agriculture, Faisalabad with Institute of Plant Protection And Soil Science, Hubei Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China and another MoU with Zhejiang University were signed to collaborate in the area of academia and research.
Dr Zafar Iqbal Randhawa, UAF vice chancellor said the university had been enjoying excellent ties with China and had inked more than 30 MoUs with Chinese universities and agriculture institutes.
He said that additional intensification in ties would help us to brawl frequent challenges in the agriculture sector.