ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for National Food Security and Research Sikandar Hayat Khan Bosan stressed the need for proper use of agriculture inputs to achieve higher output of major crops.
Addressing the concluding ceremony of soil fertility project on Thursday, he said that better crop output required timely and adequate use of inputs like certified seeds, balanced use of fertilisers and provision of agricultural credits. He said that the prosperity of a large portion of the population revolved around good growth of agriculture sector and better crop output.
Bosan was of the view that appropriate use of fertilisers on soils of low natural fertility would help achieve high yield and crop diversification. “Agriculture has a critical role in supporting the economic growth of the country as more than 67% of its rural population was directly or indirectly dependent on agriculture.”
Published in The Express Tribune, July 28th, 2017.