A Memorandum of Understanding was signed to promote agricultural cooperation

At an online signing ceremony, the Yunnan Academy of Agricultural Sciences (YAAS) of China and the Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC) (recognised by the Pakistan embassy in Beijing) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to boost agricultural cooperation between China and Pakistan.

Dr. Wang Jihua, president of YAAS, spoke during the occasion and said that years of collaboration between YAAS and PARC had brought successful outcomes in fields like wheat, potato, sugarcane, plant protection, and banana.

“Effective information exchange in desert locust early warning and prevention, and collaborative research on wheat disease and breeding have become good examples of China-Pakistan sci-tech collaboration,” Dr Wang added, according to China Economic Net (CEN). Highlighting the cooperation results between the two sides, Moin ul Haque, Pakistani Ambassador to China, said that he was more than “happy” to see Chinese experience and expertise have contributed to increased crop yield, plant protection and pest control in Pakistan.