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.

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