SHEIKHUPURA: Rice growers were asked to adopt Sustainable Rice Platform (SRP) standards during a training session held on Wednesday.
The SRP standards are designed to achieve higher yield per acre of the crop. The training session was organised by Rice Partners Pvt Ltd (RPL) in collaboration with Helvetas Swiss Inter cooperation and MARS food with over 120 rice growers attending the event, said a press release.
Talking to rice growers, the facilitator highlighted the rapidly increasing water scarcity in the country to emphasise the need for stricter quality standards. RPL Senior Advisor Riaz Mann highlighted the importance of laser land leveling, direct seeding of rice (DSR), AWD technology and reducing post-harvest losses for sustainable rice cultivation.
Published in The Express Tribune, September 28th, 2017.