Farmers advised to adopt modern methods to boost yield
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan being an agrarian country, needs to utilize its full potential in the agriculture sector by adopting modern farming techniques and shifting its focus from conventional agriculture methodology, which would ultimately increase the crop, yield.
The government should give emphasises to increase its exports in the agro sectors through research and developing more varieties of agriculture produce, said Yassar Sakhi Butt, President of Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry, while addressing a meeting of the representatives associated in agro business. The ICCI chief said Pakistan has vast areas of cultivated land but due to conventional way of farming and lack of know-how of modern technology and sowing methods, Pakistan was still unable to increase its per yield production, which was the lowest in the region. Thus modernisation and diversification of crops is very much needed in this sector to get optimum results and increase exports as our country greatly relies on agriculture, he added. staff report