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Islamabad

April 10, 2017

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Farmers attend workshop on soil fertility

Farmers attend workshop on soil fertility

Islamabad

Around 250 farmers were engaged in four training workshops on soil fertility, sustainable rice production and water productivity.

The capacity building training was organised by Rice Partners Pvt. Ltd (RPL) in collaboration with MARS food and Helvates Swiss Inter cooperation. Talking to the farmers Project Manager RPL, Zafar Iqbal said that rice production constituted the major economic activity (21percnt of (GDP) and a key source of employment (44 percent) for the rural population of Pakistan.

He said the average yield of rice in Pakistan was far less than other leading rice growing countries. It was inevitable to bring the maximum rice growing farmers incapacity building activities for enhancing their skills on water efficient techniques for sustainable rice production, he added.

Zafar sensitized the farmers regarding social aspects of SRP standards and said do not involve child labour in agriculture sector.

 

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