Scientists from different countries are visiting cotton research stations of Pakistan, located in different cities during their 15-day tour and training programme, commenced on Sunday.
The tour is being arranged under the auspices of the Ministry of National food Security and Research, said a release issued by the Central Cotton Research Institute (CCRI), Multan. According to the CCRI Multan, the cotton scientists of Burkina Faso, Chad, Malay and Banen would visit different stations and share their experiences with other scientists.
The basic objective of the tour was to work on different challenges facing the cotton crop including attack of pests, cotton leaf curl virus etc. Similarly, the experts would also discuss cotton genes, different varieties of cotton, etc. The CCRI Multan has completed all arrangements to hold interactive sessions with the foreign scientists. These scientists would visit CCRI Multan on May 2. On May 4, Cotton Commissioner and Vice President pakistan Central Cotton Committee Dr Khalid Abdullah will distribute certificates among the participants of the training session.