'Chinese Model Can Help Pakistan Get Optimal Agri Yields'
(UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 2nd Jan, 2017) Qingdao Agricultural University Vice President Dr Yuan Yongbing expressed these views in a meeting with Pak-China joint Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCJCCI) President Wang Zihai, and VP Moazzam Ghurki here at the Chamber premises on Monday.
Dr Yuan Yongbing is heading a delegation comprising Prof Shan Hu, Prof Zhu Jun and Dr Gao Ting. The delegates were in Pakistan to introduce the Chinese nutrient management system in the agriculture sector of the country.
They said that Pakistan, being an agricultural country with vast arable lands, was still unable to utilise its maximum potential, particularly due to lack of modern infrastructure, conventional cultivation procedures and low-quality chemicals and fertilizers that badly affected per hectare yield.
Head of the delegation Dr Yongbing said that China had only 10 per cent arable land and had the challenge to feed 20 per cent of the world's population. "With the help of nutrient management system, devised by our agriculture research experts, we are able to get higher yields from minimum land," he added.
He also informed about the utilisation of non-hazardous, eco-friendly and pesticide-free microbial compound fertilisers that were effectively used in China to enhance cultivation yield.
He said that with the increase in population and the development of industrialization and rapid urbanization, China was expected to face huge demand-supply gap due to restricted agriculture resources.
According to Dr Yongbing, the developing countries with agro-based economies could benefit from this situation by creating their stamp in agro-products. He said that China was ready to collaborate with Pakistan for providing all modern agriculture facilities including equipment, experts and researchers.
On this occasion, Wang Zihai acknowledged the proposals shared by Dr Yongbing and promised to extend full cooperation from the platform of PCJCCI. The PCJCCI briefed the delegation about the prospects available for investors in this potent sector.
A presentation was delivered by Vice President Moazzam Ghurki. The delegation was facilitated by Pakistan-China Joint Chamber of Commerce Industry through arranging meetings at Faisalabad Agriculture University, Punjab University Agriculture Department, University of Animal Sciences, University of Veterinary Animal Sciences, Institute of Animal Health and many other quarters concerned.