ISLAMABAD: Rice farmers in Sheikhupura were educated on latest techniques of cultivation in a bid to increase per-acre yield and reduce the cost of production. A capacity building workshop was held in Sheikhupura conducted by Rice Partners (RPL) in collaboration with Intercooperation. More than 35 farmers were imparted training with precision land levelling and water conserving techniques. Rice experts from Pakistan Agricultural and Research Council (Parc) and district agriculture departments imparted technical knowledge to redress the crucial problems faced by farmers with small land holdings. RPL Project Manager (WAPRO) Zafar Iqbal said that this was the time to support rice farmers in reducing cost of production and increasing yield by adopting better agricultural techniques.
Published in The Express Tribune, March 24th, 2016.