There is a need to promote and adopt latest agricultural practices to ensure food security and compete with the rest of the world, said University of Agriculture Faisalabad (UAF) Vice Chancellor Professor Dr Asif Tanveer. Addressing the inaugural session of Horticulture E-Conference on Monday, he said that the population of the country was likely to double by 2050 whereas decreasing agricultural land, traditional ways of farming and post-harvest losses were posing a serious threat to food security. “The country is importing vegetable seeds up to 90% and it can save billions of rupees by producing quality seed,” he said.

Published in The Express Tribune, February 23rd, 2021.

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