Australian agro industry to help rehabilitate food production
LAHORE: On the Punjab Board of Investment & Trade (PBIT)'s flood relief and rehabilitation efforts, Australia's agricultural industry is being called upon to assist the rebuilding of food production in floodaffected Pakistan.
The initiative comes on the back of the worsening crisis and a recent trade mission visit to Australia by leading Pakistan agricultural organisations looking to establish trade relations and implement new food production technologies. The leader of the recent trade delegation from Pakistan and Director General, Punjab Board of Investment & Trade, Moazzam Husain while giving details in this regard informed that the call to action comes from Richard Price, Managing Director of Kondinin Group, Australia's national farm improvement group who has urged the government and agricultural industries to work together rebuilding Pakistan's production capacity. Moazzam Hussain further told that famers are hugely dependent on livestock and food grain cultivation, both of these devastated by the floodwater and any response such as provision of live animals, embryos or semen as well as food grains and canola seeds would be hugely beneficial. -App