Steps were being taken to increase agricultural exports in line with the vision of PM: Syed Fakhar Imam
SARGODHA ( Web News )
Federal Minister for National Food Security and Research Syed Fakhr Imam inaugurated a two-day agricultural exhibition organized by Agriculture Department Punjab at University of Sargodha.
Minister for Agriculture, Punjab Syed Hussain Jahanian Gardezi and Secretary Agriculture Punjab Asad Rehman Gilani specially participated.
Speaking on the occasion, Syed Hussain Jahanian Gardezi said that this is a mega event of its ever first kind in Sargodha district in which a large number of exporters of high value agriculture, farmers and other stakeholders are participating. Holding this exhibition will further improve the linkages between farmers and the industry. Farmers will be able to learn about the latest production technology of fruits and vegetables. The Provincial Minister for Agriculture further said that efforts were being made to reach markets globally to increase the exports of agricultural products and this agricultural exhibition was a continuation of these efforts. About 75 Stalls of local and domestic agricultural products, industry, agricultural machinery, fruits and vegetables have been set up in the exhibition. The exhibition will help improve the high value agriculture chain and increase our agricultural exports. Prior to the event, the Agriculture Department Punjab has so far organized 3 Pakistan Horti Expo and 2 Punjab Agri Expo exhibitions for the promotion of High Value Agriculture chain, which was attended by more than 35,000 visitors including importers, buyers and businessmen from abroad. More than 40 delegations from different countries (Malaysia, Indonesia, Qatar, Egypt, Sri Lanka, Bahrain, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Saudi Arabia, Belarus and Ukraine etc.) participated. Through these 5 exhibitions, business deals worth $ 13.2 million were made.
Addressing the function, Syed Fakhr Imam said that steps were being taken to increase agricultural exports in line with the vision of the Prime Minister of Pakistan. This exhibition held today in Sargodha district is one of those series. It will not only make the farmers aware of modern production technology but also increase the agricultural exports.
On this occasion, Secretary Agriculture Punjab Asad Rehman Gillani said under the ongoing project “Establishment of Model Farm Project” at a cost of Rs. 3.20 Billion Practical training has been provided to farmers. Under this scheme, support has also been provided to the Citrus industry (processing units) to improve their storage and value addition capacity. Apart from this, agricultural exhibitions are also being organized to increase the country’s agricultural exports. This agricultural exhibition will come to an end today (Monday).