The farming community will be given guidance by students of the University of Agriculture Faisalabad (UAF) about up-to-date developments and experts’ sanctions in the sector as part of a Punjab government drive to upsurge the per acre efficiency of the wheat crop.
As per the report, the students of the university’s Faculty of Agriculture will be sent on a 10-day visit to the villages next week for the drive. While chairing a meeting of the university’s academic council, UAF Vice-Chancellor Professor Iqrar Ahmad Khan proclaimed that resourcefulness was debated during a visit of the Punjab minister and secretary for education to the institution the previous week.
He told discussions were made to increase per acre wheat production which was vital for the country to turn out to be autonomous. For this purpose, UAF students should go to villages to deliver obligatory information to the farmers ahead of the seeding season.
Dr. Iqrar Ahmad Khan further conveyed that greater imports of important food merchandise in spite of the statistic that Pakistan is an agricultural country were a matter to be considered.
Farmers, agricultural scientists, connected government officials, and other investors should make strenuous efforts to improve the situation.
Faisalabad agriculture university students to guide farmers about modern trends
“Progressive farmers are getting wheat yields of up to 80 maunds per acre, while our average wheat production is limited to 31 maunds,” the vice-chancellor said.
He informed that the UAF was aiming to increase its scope and announce a new system harmonized with international standards to improve its dimensions and conduct a practical investigation.
Furthermore, he was worried that the country was passing through the food security crises and worst water shortage, to address which acceptance of a knowledge-based economy was the need of the hour.
Dr. Iqrar claimed that a UAF Technology Transfer Centre would be established to safeguard that elucidations based on modern research are publicized with the farmers.
Meanwhile, Dr. Amanullah Malik -UAF Agriculture Faculty Dean informed the assembly on a Self-Assessment Report System. This system envisages agricultural education through which research would be improved by a competitive environment and pellucidity, he said.