Pakistan, China boost coop for water-saving agriculture
ISLAMABAD – China and Pakistan have stepped up cooperation in water-saving agriculture as 48 trainees from Pakistani universities and institutions have joined a 14-week online training course on water-saving agriculture has been launched.
The training course is sponsored by Chinese Ministry of Commerce and organized by the international exchange centre of Yangling Demonstration Zone, Shaanxi Province China, CEN reported yesterday.
At the training course, the participants will communicate and discuss the water-saving irrigation technique and the development trend of water-saving agriculture with Chinese experts from Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences and Northwest Agriculture and Forestry University, China.
Yangling has made active exploration in water-saving irrigation, integration of water and fertilizer and efficient use of water resource in recent years, achieved remarkable result and accumulated a lot of experience, according to He Ling, a senior official of Yangling Demonstration Zone.
He hoped China and Pakistan could share the experience and methods in water-saving agriculture, deepen the pragmatic cooperation and make more contributions to the development of China and Pakistan’s modern agriculture.
“We hope this training will enhance the two nations’ exchanges and understanding and boost the extensive cooperation of scientific research institutions in modern agriculture,” said Sun Jinghu, vice-director of Commerce Department, Shaanxi Province, when attending the opening ceremony of the training.
With the goal of serving rural areas, farmers and agriculture, it has become an important platform for showcasing new agricultural sci-tech achievements at home and abroad, promoting the industrialization of high-tech agricultural products and strengthening international exchange and cooperation.