Imam vows to ensure credit facility for growers to promote agri sector

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ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for National Food Security & Research Syed Fakhar Imam chairs the 16th meeting of National Coordination Committee of the Agriculture Transformation Plan, here Wednesday. - PID photo

ISLAMABAD: Minister for National Food Security and Research Syed Fakhar Imam has made it clear that no stone will be left unturned to ensure easy access to credit facility for growers to promote and develop the agricultural sector in the country.
The Minister presided over the meeting of the National Coordination Committee of Agriculture Transformation Plan on Wednesday, which discussed the progress so far made under the transformation programme.
The meeting also discussed the subsidy being provided to farmers on different agriculture inputs, said a press release.
Imam said that accessibility to credit is important for achieving sustainable agriculture development and economic growth in the country. He said the agriculture sector development and prosperity of the farming community across the country is top priority of the government, adding the government is taking measures to enhance per-acre crop output in the country for enhancing food safety and security.
The minister also stressed the need for promoting production of high value crops, fruits and vegetables, besides the production of conventional crops to achieve sustainable agriculture development. He also asked for enhancing investment on high value crops and production of organic foods, besides establishing value chain facilities for cherry and lychee to enhance farm income.
Imam also urged the need for learning from the experience of other countries and benefiting from their knowledge and experiences to achieve growth in the agriculture sector.