Islamabad, /DNA/ – Abid Qaiyum Suleri, Convener National Coordination Committee (NCC) on Agriculture Transformation Plan visited different institutes of National Agricultural Research Centre (NARC), Islamabad. Dr. Ghulam Muhammad Ali, Chairman, PARC given comprehensive briefing about Research finding of PARC and impact on Agriculture Productivity. He also highlighted the technologies developed by PARC. Chairman, PARC briefed about Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) lab in NIGAB.

In the meeting senior management & scientists of PARC participated and responded various queries of Dr. Suleri on Agriculture R&D. Honorable guest took keen interest in recent varieties developed by PARC (Banana & RICE) and how these varieties are rapidly disseminated to the end user/ farmers. Dr. Abid Qaiyum informed PARC senior management about Government priorities on Agriculture R&D while highlighting various recommendations of Agriculture Transformation Plan.

He also stressed PARC to extensively highlight its research finding at National level. He visited the Aeroponic Potato seed production facility at NARC where Korean and Pakistani Scientist elaborated the technology. Dr. Abid Qaiyum Suleri also visited the Bio Resource Conservation facility at genes bank, NARC and Livestock Research Station where he was briefed about new technologies in livestock breed improvement, fisheries and Angora Rabbitory. He appreciated the work done by PARC scientists in Animal reproduction and Genome based breeding in crops.