China collaborates with Pakistan in hybrid wheat
Beijing: Beijing Engineering Research Center for Hybrid Wheat (BERCHW), has provided selected varieties of hybrid wheat to Pakistan, suitable for plantation in different parts of the country with the objective to boost crop production.
For last few years BERCHW, China's leading scientific research institute, was in close collaboration with Pakistan's both public and private sector to enhance staple crop production.
Some of the varieties were suitable for local environments and have shown positive results.
BERCHW, besides extending technical & scientific assistance to Pakistan, has so far also provided free of cost 12000 KGs of hybrid wheat seeds.
For on the spot expert advice, several Chinese agriculture scientists also visited Pakistan.
Besides, transfer of technology, Chinese experts has trained Pakistani counterparts so that they could disseminate their knowledge to their colleagues to make the country achieve food autarky.
Pakistani students, numbering in hundred, were also studying in various areas of agriculture and livestock in different higher learning educational institutions in Beijing and other provinces of China.
Pakistan Embassy in Beijing has played a significant role in establishing such collaborations and always extended complete support and best possible facilitation to both sides.
About 150 researchers have devoted themselves on research and scientific work. BERCHW achievements have also been acknowledged by Chinese government.