Conference lays stress on digitalising agriculture

The confer­ence highli­ghts challe­nges being faced by agribu­siness­es in the countr­y

Industry lacked modern and up-to-date technology, which was needed to meet agricultural demand.

PHOTO: EXPRESS

Industry lacked modern and up-to-date technology, which was needed to meet agricultural demand.
PHOTO: EXPRESS

LAHORE: Agriculture is pivotal for national economy and its digitalisation will play an important role in pushing the sector forward, said Pakistan-China Joint Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCJCCI) President SM Naveed during a video conference held with Chinese industrialists to highlight striking prospects of the agriculture sector in Pakistan.

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Training Pakistan Limited Director Business Development Faraz Shafiq, while giving his presentation, apprised conference participants of his organisation that imparted skills to progressive, non-traditional agribusinesses and reviewed the underlying challenges faced by agribusinesses in production process.

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He spoke about the challenges encountered by the industry and briefed that the industry lacked modern and up-to-date technology, which was needed to meet agricultural demand.

To help support the business matchmaking session, Shafiq was connected with a group of over 200 Chinese counterparts who engaged in detailed correspondence for future ventures.

It was also noted during the conference that steel foundries in China were shutting down at an alarming pace due to increasing pollution.

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Considering this, Director Guard Filter Shahrukh Malik was asked by Chinese peers to initiate the manufacturing of steel products in Pakistan by relocating modern technological tools from China to Pakistan.

Published in The Express Tribune, May 29th, 2018.

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