Ministry of National Food Security and Research(NFSR) will introduce technological solutions in agriculture for maximisation of better crops. This was said by Federal Secretary for NFSR,Omar Hamid Khan on Monday while chairing the meeting on technology in food security.
He highlighted the need for acquiring of advanced agriculture technologies and best practices that are decisive for enhancing agriculture production, besides improving agribusiness in the country. The meeting was attended by officers from the Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunication(MoITT).
They were of the point of view that the agriculture sector has great importance in the economic development of Pakistan and the Ministry of IT will take every possible steps for addressing the challenges and problems faced by agriculture sector through technology interventions.
They have launched various competitions and apps like Bakhabar Kissan and AgriSurge 2020 Innovation Challenge. The purpose of the meeting was aimed to shortlist few digital solutions, which can improve farmers’ access to knowledge base in agricultural and livestock production and environmental technologies by upgrading skills in application of ICT and environment friendly farm production and income generation interventions.
Furthermore, through technological advancements, a knowledge house on agriculture livestock and environment can be established, for diffusion of timely and relevant information to end users and most importantly, improved yield and quality of agricultural products.