Trade Development Authority of Pakistan organises seminar on export potential of banana at Sindh Agriculture University

Karachi, July 11, 2018 (PPI-OT): A day before, Trade Development Authority of Pakistan, Sub-regional office, Hyderabad organised a seminar on the export potential of banana at Sindh Agriculture University. Dr. Mujeeb-uddin Sahrai, Vice Chancellor, SAU, Deans and professors graced the event. To share research, skills, techniques to enhance the product quality and quantity, the soil scientists, researchers, leading banana growers and experts from the departments concerned gave an elaborate presentations to the progressive growers of banana.

Speaking on the occasion, the Vice Chancellor appreciated TDAP’s continuous efforts to hold seminars in different product areas to enlighten the growers and producers about export mechanism and demand of indigenous products in international market. Mr. Ashiq Hussain Khoso, deputy director, TDAP welcomed all participants and urged the potential growers to showcase their products in Expo Pakistan and also to participate in the international exhibitions organised by TDAP. Dr. M. Ismail Kumbhar also insisted up on them to participate in exhibitions and outgoing delegations to interact with foreign buyers so as to get business deal.

Mr. Nosherwan, an expert from Sprouts Biotech Laboratories showed a comprehensive video on tissue culture and also emphasised up on the growers to switch to tissue culture technology to have disease free plants to increase the quantum of banana production. Mr. Muhammad Khan, Director, Agriculture Extension, told that Sindh stands out with around 80 thousand acres of banana production. The farmers are eager to cultivate more bananas if government subsidy and technical assistance are provided. Mr. Niaz M. Nizamani, a leading banana grower, briefed challenges and opportunities.

After the conclusion of the seminar, Mr. Ashiq Khoso led the growers, speakers and some students of SAU (who were offered internship in M.H Panhwar Fruits Form) to visit the Fruits Form where Mr. Ghulam Sarwar Panhwar introduced varieties of banana, litchi, mango ( including a mango called “Sunhro” weighing 2.04 Kg).

For more information, contact:
Information and Communication Division
Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP)
3rd Floor, Block A, Finance and Trade Centre,
P.O. Box No. 1293, Shahrah-e-Faisal,
Karachi 75200, Pakistan
UAN: +92-21-111-444-111
Tel: +92-21-99206487-90, +92-21-99201526
Fax: +92-21-99206461, +92-21-99201526

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