Strengthening the seed sector in Pakistan

February 12, 2012 at 7:03 am | Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

The seed meeting, jointly hosted by the Pakistan Agricultural Research Council and ICARDA, helped identify priorities for seed sector development

Crop scientists, seed experts, development specialists and policy makers have identified key issues to help strengthen the seed sector in Pakistan. The National consultation on seed production systems, held in  Islamabad last month, was attended by staff from Pakistani research and extension agencies, ICARDA, CIMMYT, the US Department of Agriculture, and the private sector.

The discussions highlighted the need to strengthen public-private partnerships in research, to create new and more effective seed legislation, and to improve the capacity of all partners in the country’s seed sector.  The participants also examined technical procedures, institutional arrangements and the regulatory framework. The outcomes of the meeting will contribute to ongoing efforts (funded by USAID and led by ICARDA) to encourage the harmonization of variety release procedures in different countries.


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  1. There is a serious work to do in this sector..

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