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One Day National Seminar on Cultivation of “Hybrid Sunflower Varieties” at AZRI (PARC) Umerkot

AZRI (November 08)………. One day National Seminar on “Sunflower Varieties” organized by AZRI (PARC) Umerkot on 08-11-2016. Syed Muzaffar Hussain Shah, Chairman Senate Standing Committee grace the event as Chief Guest. Haji Abdul Majeed Nizamani, President Sindh Abadgar Board Hyderabad & Member BoG PARC, Local farmers of the district Umerkot, Higher Management of ICI, and extension workers participated the event. Director AZRI (PARC) Umerkot addressed the progressive farmers regarding the production technology of Sunflower and the issue of its produce price. Haji Abdul Majeed Nizamani said that I was senior farmer who cultivated the Sunflower on large level but cost benefit is not attractive to the farmers.

Senator Syed Muzaffar Hussain Shah said that the cultivation of Sunflower has been decreased since last ten years, which is probably due to low income from Sunflower. He advised the management of ICI to conduct awareness programmes in 38 Union Council of District Umerkot. He further said that Sunflower is cultivated on low area due to low cost benefit ratio and difficult management. Chairman Senate Standing Committee said that the government of Pakistan is paying more than Rs.2.6 billion dollar for the import of the edible oil, hence there is dire need to increase the Sunflower production to cope with the economy of Pakistan. He agreed to discuss the matter in standing committee to subsidize the rates of Sunflower Hbrid seed to facilitate the farmers.


Dr. Attaullah Khan
Director, AZRI (PARC), Umerkot
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Edited by: (Muhammad Fiaz Joyia)
Director (SI), NARC
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