Seed sector overhaul set to transform nation’s agriculture – Breaking News – The Nation

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ISLAMABAD – Pakistan Businesses Forum (PBF) Vice Chairman Ahmad Jawad said on Saturday that the county needs to enhance its expertise in “seed development” to increase production in the local agricultural sector.
He said seeking cooperation under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) projects for seed development expertise would help improve agricultural productivity, according to a press release posted here.
“We need to revamp our seed sector and produce larger volumes of certified seed at affordable prices and we need to streamline the distribution of quality seed among farmers across Pakistan,” he said.
Like the previously amended seed law is an example of obedience to wealthy transnational corporations.
An amendment law is in line with the TRIPS Agreement, which ensures that the private sector takes control of the livelihoods of small-scale farmers and is one of the most anti-farmer laws in Pakistan.
This terrible step has aggravated food insecurity in Pakistan, mainly in Sindh province.
Jawad added, “The majority of seed companies are dedicated solely to marketing certified seed produced by leading seed companies, which is perhaps why we don’t see new seed varieties more often. And that is why even the technological advancements in seed saving are not progressing well in the country.
Likewise, PBF is fully confident that Prime Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif will bring about a noticeable change in governance, administration and execution based on his proven track record of successfully implementing reforms and completing mega projects. on a grand scale before its time.
The new government and its Minister of Finance should begin an objective and inclusive consultation process with business stakeholders and build their confidence on how and why the government will be able to manage the current account deficit. Likewise, the free-floating dollar policy needs to be reviewed as it is not viable for us.

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