Liu Jianming, Deputy Party Secretary and Deputy Political Commissar of Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps announced China’s commitment to assist Pakistan with high-quality, disease-resistant hybrid seeds for key crops like cotton, canola, and wheat.
The initiative is designed to significantly enhance crop production in Pakistan, addressing the growing needs of its textile industry and aiding in the generation of foreign exchange.
During his visit to Guard Agricultural Research and Services, Liu emphasized the benefits of modern mechanized farming and expressed China’s willingness to collaborate with Pakistan in developing hybrid seeds for various crops, including sunflower, maize, sesame, and others.
Advancements in Agricultural Techniques
Liu highlighted China’s successful experience with water-saving technology in agriculture, offering to share this knowledge with Pakistan. The delegation showed great interest in Guard Agriculture Research’s research activities, leading to an invitation for further interaction with stakeholders in China.
Liu stressed the importance of leveraging innovation to overcome agricultural challenges in Pakistan. China is prepared to provide technical expertise, research collaboration, and resources to develop advanced hybrid seeds to enhance crop productivity and promote sustainable agricultural practices.
Shahzad Ali Malik, CEO of Guard Agri, welcomed the Chinese delegation and shared the company’s achievements in developing the first Guard Hitech hybrid rice seed, increasing production and profitability for Pakistani farmers.
He mentioned Guard Agri’s collaboration with the Longping Chinese Company since 1999 and its success in exporting rice to over 41 countries. The company’s ongoing research spans various crops across Punjab and Sindh provinces.
Malik expressed Pakistan’s desire to increase crop production using modern technology and Chinese expertise, thanking the Chinese delegation for their visit and accepting their invitation to visit Xinjiang Province for further agricultural cooperation.
The visit concluded with an exchange of souvenirs between Liu Jianming and Shahzad Ali Malik, symbolizing the strengthening of agricultural ties and collaboration between China and Pakistan.