France: July 14, 2020 (TNS): Ambassador of Pakistan to France Moin ul Haque says Pakistan can benefit from French expertise in Agriculture and livestock sectors.
He said during his day long visit to various fresh produce, livestock and dairy farms in Burgundy region of France to specifically study the successful experience of small scale and family based farming in a rural setting.
He said we can learn from French modern farming methods and agricultural best practices to increase our agriculture output, livestock yield and bring value addition to our dairy sector.
During the visit arranged by the former honorary investment Counsellor of Pakistan in France Alain Recreux, the Ambassador met with the local farmers, livestock breeders and members of local chamber of agriculture and livestock.
During his interactions, he also highlighted the priority of the government of Pakistan for development and modernization of agriculture sector as it contributes 18.5% to country’s GDP, provides 38.5% employment to national labor force and is a key to economic growth and poverty alleviation.
He said that the Embassy is in discussion with the French authorities for setting up of special training modules for Pakistani farmers.