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Detail

Area
Pakistan
Commodity Group
Oilseeds, oils and meals
Commodity
Soybeans
Date
01/11/2014
Policy Category
Consumption and marketing
Policy Instrument
Sector development
Description
Launched a programme to promote domestic soybean cultivation, with a view to help meet meal demand by the domestic poultry and aquaculture sectors.
Notes
In addition to promoting the cultivation of oil-rich crops, Pakistan’s Agricultural Research Council has initiated work on soybeans with a view to help meet the meal requirements of the country’s rapidly growing poultry and aquaculture sectors. The institute’s efforts will concentrate on the selection of suitable soybean varieties and on raising the farmers’ awareness about the crop’s short maturity duration and its beneficial effects on soil fertility.