nav Searchuser
Maxunitech Inc.
Beijing Multigrass Formulation Co., Ltd.

Biotech cotton in Pakistan reached highest adoption in 2017qrcode

Dec. 13, 2018

Favorites Print
Forward
Dec. 13, 2018

Biotech cotton area in Pakistan reached an all-time high of 3 million hectares in 2017, which is equal to 96% of total cotton production in the country. This was highlighted by Pakistan Biotechnology Information Center Lahore Chapter during the launch ISAAA Brief 53: Global Status of Commercialized Biotech/GM Crops in 2017. The report launch was held on November 27, 2018 at the two-day workshop on Plant Biotechnology for Food Security held at Forman Christian College, Lahore. Over 150 participants attended the event, including researchers, representatives from the private industry, regulatory body, different universities, farmers associations, media agencies; and biotech students.

Chief Guest for the session was Ms. Farzana Altaf Shah, Director General of Pakistan's Environmental Protection Agency. She talked about the efforts that ISAAA has been putting in to ease out the adoption of technology for the resource-poor farmers of developing countries. Dr. Kauser A. Malik, Director of PABIC Lahore chapter also emphasized on the need and importance of biotechnology in the country and what wonders can be achieved with it. Ms. Ayesha Aslam, Manager PABIC Lahore Chapter presented the highlights of the brief and explained Pakistan's position in the top 10 biotech countries.

Source: ISAAA

Picture 0/1200

More from AgroNews

Magazine

2019 CRO & CRAO Manual 2019 Market Insight
Chinese issue of 2019 Market Insight 2019 India Pesticide Suppliers Guide
2019 Biologicals Special 2019 Latin America Focus
Subscribe Comment

Subscribe 

Subscribe Email: *
Name:
Mobile Number:  

Comment  

Picture 0/1200

Subscribe to daily email alerts of AgroNews.