China Academy of Agricultural Sciences will set up a joint agricultural research centre in Pakistan to strengthen the sector with new varieties, innovative approaches and by ensuring food security in the region. It was discussed at a meeting held between Chinese delegation headed by Dr Zhang Rui, father of BT Cotton in China, Director Plant Molecular Breeding Lab, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, and University of Agriculture Faisalabad Vice Chancellor Dr Iqrar Ahmad Khan…Full Article: The Nation May 2014

Key Point

  • The research center will initially focus on developing new viral resistant varieties of cotton, but may expand to develop other types of crops

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