Islamabad offers to make services of farm body part of D-8 move

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has offered to make services of its top agricultural research institution part of the initiative for sustainable agricultural development and food security taken by the D-8 organisation.

The organisation was formed in 1997 for developing cooperation among member countries of the D-8 organisation comprising Bangladesh, Egypt, Indonesia, Iran, Malaysia, Nigeria, Pakistan and Turkey.

Speaking at the ministerial meeting of the D-8 organisation titled, ‘Agriculture and Food Security: Promoting Climate Smart Agriculture’, hosted virtually by Bangladesh on Thursday, Minister for National Food Security and Research Syed Fakhr Imam urged the D-8 Secretariat to make Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC), along with suitable organisations from other member countries, part of the initiative right from the planning stage.

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