SAU to release agriculture development strategy report

HYDERABAD: Sindh Agriculture University will release a Sindh agriculture development strategy report to boost agro-sector on economy of Sindh province, said Dr Mujeebuddin Sahrai, SAU Vice Chancellor and Chairman Agriculture Research Technical Committee addressing a meeting of committee on Thursday.

The meeting was attended by Nazar Hussain Mahar, Senior Advisor, World Bank and Ex-Secretary, Dr Atta Hussain Soomro, Director General, Agriculture Research Sindh, Dr Noor-ul-Haq, Consultant, Sindh Agri. Growth Project, Irshad Ahmed Ansari, Project Director, Sindh Agri. Growth Project, Hidayatullah Chhajro Director General Agriculture Extension, Ali Akbar Soomro, Director General Live Stock, Dr Nazeer Hussain Kalhoro, PD Live Stock Project, Syed Mehmood Nawaz Shah and Nabi Bux Sathio, Progressive Farmers, Ghulam Qasim Jiskani and Mian Saleem, Presidents of Date palm and Chilies associations, Dr Ghulam Nabi Kalwer, Dr Ali Mohammad Khushik, Professor Mohammad Ismail Kumbhar, Agriculture Experts and consultants.

During the meeting Experts and Committee members briefly discussed on the Development of Agriculture, vegetables, Fruits and crops in different suggested areas of Sindh,

Dr Mujeebuddin Sahrai expressed that SAU experts will develop Sindh agriculture development strategy report, and a seminar will be organized on each commodity crops which includes onion, dates, chilies, and rice production technology, Manuals shall be developed by SAU on each commodity crop which includes onion, dates and chilies. He said that Project Proposals will be invited from Experts, Progressive Farmers and well reputed organization for research and development of Agriculture, He also advised for formation of different committees.

Nazar Hussain Mahar and Irshad Ahmed Ansari, briefly introduced team about the Sindh Agriculture Growth Project (SGP) and also informed that with the help of World Bank, the project has been launched with an estimated cost of Rs 170 million for research component and to improve the productivity and market access of small and medium producers in onion, dates, chilies, and rice products, he briefed that this project has the capacity to transfer the agriculture system of Sindh, Nazar Mahar said that the competitive agriculture research development fund will be managed with the collaborative support of the scientist of Sindh Agriculture University Tandojam and steering committee of the project will be framed which will be headed by the Vice Chancellor to boost up the research component in agriculture of the province.



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