SARGODHA (STAFF REPORTER): The three-day symposium titled “Strategies for Overcoming Food Security Problems through Utilization of Rain-Fed Areas” was held here at University of Sargodha. Agricultural scientists and research scholars from Pakistan, China and Turkey participated in the symposium. A large number of boy and girl students also attended the symposium.

Director Quality Enhancement Cell Dr Mohammad Ashraf while addressing the symposium said that weather changing conditions were creating worldwide impacts. We should have latest sources of cultivation to increase export of agricultural commodities as friendly neighbour China has imparted the concept of food security to Kenya and Ethiopia, before Pakistan. HEC, LAN Zhou University China and United Nations Environment Programme and UoS Vice Chancellor Dr Mohammad Akram Chaudhry patronised the organisation of the symposium.

Speaking on the occasion, Chinese agriculture expert Dr Fieng Le said that Pakistan was an important country with reference to agriculture. Council of Pakistan Science and Technology Chairperson Dr Mudassar Israr expressed that the role of neighbouring countries for agricultural growth in view geographic and weather relevance became highly important.

Benazir Bhutto University Upper Dir VC Dr Khan Bahadur Marwat said that the UoS was playing a remarkable role in exploring new ways of research and promotion of education. Dr Lee Fin Man Lee Fing, former Kohat University VC Dr Zabta Khan Shanwari and renowned Turkish Scholar Dr Ahmad Marmot also addressed the symposium.