Food security termed top priority

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ISLAMABAD : Minister for National Food Security and Research Sikandar Bosan said on Sunday that self-sufficiency in food and development of agriculture sector were top priorities of the government.

Assistance would be provided to farmers to achieve the goal of national food security and the ministry would be reorganised and reactivated to ensure sustainable development of the sector, he said.

Answering a question, the minister said he would see to it that results of agriculture research reached farmers to help them enhance agriculture production.

Responding to another question, he said steps would be taken for welfare of farmers and a mechanism would be evolved to enhance per acre yield by introducing new varieties of seed and modern methods of cultivation.

Courtesy: Dawn

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