Korean delegation headed by Mr. Hur Taewoong, Administrator Rural Development Administration (RDA) Korea, made a courtesy visit to the Federal Minister of National Food Security and Research, Syed Fakhar Imam.
Federal Minister welcomed Korea’s investment of 700,000 US Dollars for the development of agriculture in Pakistan. He said that through the Korea Program on International Agriculture (KOPIA) Pakistan Centre, bilateral cooperation would expand in the field of agri-machinery, agricultural inputs, and protected agriculture developed in Korea. Federal Minister said that through KOPIA Pakistan Centre, Korean technologies would be imported and customized to the local environments.
Fakhar appreciated the support of the Republic of Korea in transferring the technology for small-scale farming machinery and vegetable seed production system to Pakistan. The Minister said that the introduction of aeroponic technology for potato seed production, post-harvest management technology in chili crop, in addition to the introduction of ryegrass as a high yielding fodder, will enhance overall production yield.
Fakhar apprised the delegation about the livestock sector in Pakistan and the need for the development of value-added animal products. He expressed hope for further enhancing the volume and quality of trade-able agricultural products between the two countries and assured full support for further cooperation by the Government of Pakistan.
Both delegations agreed to expand the cooperation in the field of machinery and vegetable seed production.
The meeting was attended by the Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Mr. Sur Sangpyo, along with Director Korea Program on International Agriculture (KOPIA) Pakistan Centre, Dr. Cho Gyoungrae.
Source: Pro Pakistani