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The University of Agriculture, Faisalabad (UAF) has devised a strategy to provide certified seed of various crops to farming community in order to maximize volume of crops productivity.

This was stated by Office of Research Innovation & Commercialization (ORIC) UAF Director Professor Dr Zaheer Ahmad Zaheer while giving briefing to Mid-Career Management Course Officers of National Institute of Management Peshawar during their visit to University.

Dr Zaheer said that on the direction of UAF Vice Chancellor Dr Muhammad Ashraf, the agricultural scientists were trying hard to develop affordable and practicable agricultural technologies and agronomic packages for small farming community. He added that University faculty of Agri Engineering and Technology was developing new implements through reverse engineering for small farmers so that they could achieve maximum potential of productivity by utilizing innovative technologies.

ORIC Director told the Guests that University scientists have got approved two new varieties of Brassica and Quinoa for cultivation on mass level. He also said that we have already got patented mastitis vaccine which was being sold throughout the country to reduce the chances of infection in milking animals. He was of the view that the university was striving hard to obtain a position among the top 500 hundred best universities of the Globe.

Chief Instructor NIM, Abdul Sattar while expressing his views about University's role said that being a pioneering institution in the field of agricultural education, the UAF had played a pivotal role in a bid to produce competent human resource for up-gradation of livestock and agricultural sector. He stressed upon the need for developing collaboration among all agricultural universities of five provinces in order to obtain better results for enhancement of maximum yield potential.

Copyright Business Recorder, 2019

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