China-Pakistan Sugarcane Industry Cooperation and Exchange Forum held, President ECOSF joined in

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China-Pakistan Sugarcane Industry Cooperation and Exchange Forum was held virtually on June 04, 2021, where experts from both China and Pakistan participated and exchanged views. During the Forum, Dr. Gu Wenliang, Agricultural Commissioner of the Chinese Embassy in Pakistan said that Pakistan and China can produce high-grade sugar in abundance and export it across the world. What the two ‘iron brothers’ need to do is to enhance cooperation to uplift sugarcane industry in Pakistan 

Dr. Gu further called for to connect people and experts from China & Pakistan and provide them engaging platform. This is what China and Pakistan should join hands to promote sugarcane production and processing to produce high-grade sugar, he added.

Mr. Liu Kui, Director of International Cooperation Department, Chinese Academy of Tropical Agricultural Sciences (CATAS), introduced different aspects of CATAS, and gave an impressive industrialization application of ‘Tissue Culture’ which, according to him, can bring revolution in the production of sugarcane. Liu said CATAS has been transferring technology and Pakistan can also benefit from it. During the past three years, the center has finished the in-vitro cultures of about 140 varieties which belong to more than 40 families,” Mr. Liu said. CATAS can extend training to Pakistani experts as well as initiate transfer of technology.

During the Forum, President ECOSF Prof. Dr. Manzoor Hussain Soomro stressed over the need for strengthening collaboration between Pakistan and Chinese institutions in agriculture sector. Taking part in discussion, Dr. Fateh M. Marri, Vice Chancellor of Sindh Agriculture University Tandojam said that there lies great scope of cooperation between China and Pakistan in agriculture sector including ‘sugar industry’.

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