Symposium bolsters Pak-China cooperation

More than 160 scholars, researchers, entrepreneurs from six countries participated in symposium

December 28, 2023


The 2023 International Symposium of Silk Road Wheat Innovation Alliance was held at Northwest A&F University in Yangling, China. The conference holds significant importance in deepening cooperation between China and Pakistan in the wheat industry.

More than 160 scholars, researchers and entrepreneurs from six countries, including China, Pakistan and Turkey, participated in the symposium, engaging in academic exchanges on key issues such as innovations in wheat germplasm resources, genetic breeding research, agricultural digitalisation and mechanisation, crop management in climate change and trend of international wheat trade.

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Multiple Pakistani experts shared their research findings during the event. Professor Zahid Akram from Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University, Rawalpindi, who is also the vice chairman of the first council of Silk Road Wheat Innovation Alliance, delivered a speech titled “Status of Wheat in Pakistan”.

“Approximately 80% of farmers in Pakistan are involved in wheat production, occupying nearly 40% of the country’s agricultural land. The significance of wheat production cannot be overstated,” he said.

The article originally appeared on the China Economic Net

Published in The Express Tribune, December 28th, 2023.

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