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World Food Day marked to recognize the relationship between migration, food security and agriculture.268Speaking on the occasion Federal Minister Bosan said:“ Change the Future of Migration: Invest in Food Security and Rural Development” has particular importance in the context of drawing our attention towards the increasing trend of migration that has direct implications on food security.” He also said that I congratulate FAO – Pakistan for our joint achievement and wish that we both will continue on the path of further strengthening our partnership. The improvement of infrastructure in rural areas and creation of job & business opportunities in rural communities by promoting both public and private investments for rural development can help in maintaining the rural – urban migration within the desirable limits. He thanked FAO, WFP and all other development partners for their continuous support to achieve the goal of national food security.News10/16/2017 12:00:00 AM
FCA fixed the production target (2017-18) for wheat 26.46 million thousand ton on an area of 8.95 million hectares.267The Committee fixed the production target (2017-18) for wheat 26.46 million thousand ton on an area of 8.95 million hectares. The FCA proposed to rationalize the area of wheat and enhancing the production of pulses, oilseed and other high value crops. In order to benefit from available export avenues for potato the Committee agreed to the production target of 3.81 million tons from an area of 0.17 million hectare. The targets for other crops such as gram, lentil, tomato, onion and chilies were also fixed by FCA.News10/11/2017 12:00:00 AM
There is a huge potential for development of our agriculture sector and its sub sectors particularly livestock and dairy: Bosan265His Excellency Mr.Emmon O Shaunessy ,High Commissioner for New Zealand resident in Tehran paid a courtesy call to Federal Minister for National Food Security and Research Sikander Hayat Bosan at Ministry of National Food Security and Research. “There is a huge potential for development of our agriculture sector and its sub sectors particularly livestock and dairy have shown remarkable growth over the years.” Federal Minister for National Food Security and Research Sikander Hayat Bosan. He further highlighted we are also focusing on crops diversification, efficient utilization of water and promotion of high value crops to uplift the livelihood of our farmers as well. He also told the delegation that Pakistan is one of the country largest producing milk.News10/10/2017 12:00:00 AM
Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC) scientists are firm to make the country self-sufficient in agriculture.266Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC) scientists are firm to make the country self-sufficient in agriculture. There is need to ensure the dissemination of innovative technology and knowledge among a farming community of the country to bring change in farmers life and agriculture development. This was shared in his views by Mr. Fazal Abbas Maken, Federal Secretary for M/o NFSR, Islamabad on his recent visit at National Agricultural Research Centre, Islamabad. He said that agri. scientists are our asset and provided that innovative technology and knowledge can progress crop production in the country.News10/10/2017 12:00:00 AM
“We will develop consensus on issue of biotechnology after consultations” Federal Minister Sikandar Bosan264Federal Minister for National Food Security and Research Skinader Bosan said Crop Life Asia is playing an active role in increasing the production of crops in Pakistan through educating farmers, introducing safe and effective products and providing training to growers and agriculture staff. He further said that matter of use biotechnology is already under consideration, will develop consensus after consultations. We have already formed committee on this issue.News9/27/2017 12:00:00 AM
“Prime Minister has approved the establishment of Federal Food Safety Authority” Federal Minister for National Food Security and Research263Federal Minister for National Food Security and Research Sikandar Bosan attended Workshop on Advances in Agricultural Biotechnology and Regulatory Affairs as Chief Guest at F.C College Lahore.News9/25/2017 12:00:00 AM
Mr. Khalid Mehboob elected as Independent Chairperson of the FAO Council261Federal Minster for National Food Security & Research, Mr. Sikandar Hayat Khan Bosan congratulated Mr. Khalid Mehboob on securing the independent chair of the FAO Council for the term 2017-2019.News7/11/2017 12:00:00 AM
VISIT OF THE FEDERAL MINISTER FOR NATIONAL FOOD SECURITY AND RESEARCH ROME, 03-08 JULY 2017260Mr. Sikandar Hayat Khan Bosan, Federal Minister for National Food Security and Research is currently visiting Rome to participate in the 40th Session of the FAO Conference.News7/3/2017 12:00:00 AM
Scientists and supporting staff should focus on research work to bring new innovations in agro-livestock to make it more profitable and productive for small and poor farmers; Sikandar Bosan257Sikandar Hayat Khan Bosan, Federal Minister for National Food Security and Research has acknowledged the services and role of Sardar Ghulam Mustafa, Director (PR and Protocol) PARC for projection of PARC and Ministry of National Food Security and Research (MNFS&R) work and activities through electronic and print media, in a Farewell Party held in his honour on his retirement from PARC services, at National Agricultural Research Centre (NARC) Islamabad. Minister further said that Sardar Ghulam Mustafa whenever came to his office, he brought just the matters of welfare of PARC employees and betterment of organization....News3/2/2017 12:00:00 AM
Meeting with Mr. Ulugbek Rozikuloy, the Deputy Prime Minister of Uzbekistan255Federal Minister for National Food Security and Research, Mr. Sikandar Hayat Khan Bosan warmly welcomed Mr. Ulugbek Rozikuloy, the Deputy Prime Minister of Uzbekistan in his office today. A high powered delegation was accompanying the Uzbek Deputy Prime Minister who had a detailed meeting with their Pakistani counter parts.News12/22/2016 12:00:00 AM
“We will encourage Uzbek investors to come, visit Pakistan and explore the opportunities in our ever growing livestock sector”253“We will encourage Uzbek investors to come, visit Pakistan and explore the opportunities in our ever growing livestock sector” He was meeting with Uzbek delegation of Special Working Group (SWG) for promotion of trade & economic especially in agriculture machinery and livestock sector. In the beginning of the meeting the Federal Minister Mr. Sikandar Hayat Khan Bosan conveyed his condolences to the Uzbek delegation on the death of their president Mr. Islam Karimov.News9/6/2016 12:00:00 AM
Federal Minister for National Food Security & Research Mr. Sikandar Hayat Khan Bosan has shown displeasure for conducting the meeting of the Governing Body of Pakistan Central Cotton Committee after delay of two years.252Federal Minister for National Food Security & Research Mr. Sikandar Hayat Khan Bosan has shown displeasure for conducting the meeting of the Governing Body of Pakistan Central Cotton Committee after delay of two years. The Federal Minister shared his reservations on absence of Senior Provincial representatives from the Committee meeting. The Federal Minister also showed his concerns on the report of Textile Board meeting, published yesterday. Cotton is a pivotal entity and a backbone of our national economy. Neglect in attending official affairs relevant to cotton growing, picking & production is unacceptable, especially on part of provincial government superiors. The Federal Minister directed the Secretary PCCC to call an explanation of the members absent from this meeting which was already held after a long lapse. During the meeting serious issues were discussed in detail, including; conducting of private auditunder PPRA Rules, inquire on condition of Sakrand facility, verification of pensioners by NADRA. The Federal Minister also directed to take strict action against the director ARSC (Agricultural Research Subcommittee) for not submitting the report till date.News8/30/2016 12:00:00 AM
Chaired the Meeting Regarding Genetically Modified Crops235Federal minister for national Food Security & Research Mr. Sikahndar Hayat Khan Bosan chaired the meeting regarding genetically modified crops in National Agriculture Research Center. This is indeed an occasion of great importance as the renowned scientists and worthy parliamentarians have gathered here to discuss the issue of food security; this issue is close to my heart as it relates to the food security of common man of the country. Food is a basic necessity of human being, and with the increase in the field of technology and awareness the concern for food security is also increasing.News8/11/2016 12:00:00 AM
Bosan Inaugurated the Workshop on Capacity Building of Biosafety Technology Anniversary of The Two Day Workshop on Capacity Building of Bio Safety Technology245Federal minister for National Food Security & Research Mr. Sikandar Hayat Khan Bosan inaugurated the workshop on capacity building of Biosafety technology anniversary of The two day workshop on capacity building of Bio Safety Technology was organized in collaboration with Pakistan agriculture research council (PARC) & Pakistan Biotechnology information centre ( PABIC). The federal Minister graced the occasion as a chief guest and showed his keen interest for the progress of Biotech crops technology, he said that the 20 years of commercialization shows that the crop biotechnology has enormous prospects, as the technology had far-reaching economic, environmental, social & health benefits. The rapid adoption of such crops in industrial & developing countries and resultant benefits clearly show the importance of this technology.News8/11/2016 12:00:00 AM
Distribution of Bardana229Federal Minister for National food security & Research Sikandar Hayat Khan Boson chaired the meeting of the committee constituted by the Speaker National Assembly. The committee was directed to discuss the alleged unfair distribution of bardana by PASSCO amongst growers during the wheat procurement campaign this year. The matter was raised in the floor of Assembly where few MNAs pronounced their complaints regarding the anomalies in the system of bardana distribution. PASSCO is a federal entity responsible on behalf of federal government for the procurement of wheat and also to ensure that the benefit of support price ultimately reaches to the growers.... News8/10/2016 12:00:00 AM
Meeting on Plant Breeders Rights Bill, 2016246Meeting of the Standing Committee of the National Assembly on National Food Security and Research was held in Committee Room of the Ministry of National Food Security and Research on 9th August 2016 under the Chairmanship of Mr. Shakir Bashir Awan, MNA. The meeting was also attended by Mr. Sikandar Hayat Khan Bosan, Federal Minister for National Food Security and Research. Rana Muhammad Hayat Khan, the Chairman of the Standing Committee of National Assembly on Cabinet Secretariat participated in the meeting on special invitation. The meeting had the senior officials of the ministry in attendance. The Federal Minister for NFS&R, in his remarks highlighted the importance of the Plant Breeder’s Rights Bill, 2016 and underscored that this bill would actually complement the already passed Seed (Amendment) Act, 2015. News8/9/2016 12:00:00 AM
Germany needs OIE certificate of BSE negligible risk country to export its animals to Pakistan.244German Ambassador Ms. Ina Lepel called on Federal Minister for National Food Security & Research on August 4 here in Islamabad. Various issues and prospects relating to agriculture machinery and livestock are discussed. The Federal Minister discussed about the available market and the importance of livestock for Pakistan’s economy. The matter of import of live animals from Germany to Pakistan was discussed. The import of animals due to Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) infection is banned since 2001 from certain countries including Germany, however the Pakistan Government revised the policy in 2014 and lifted the ban on import of live cattle from few countries which were declared “negligible risk” by International Animal Health Organization (IAHO) and subjected to the other conditions as well.... News8/4/2016 12:00:00 AM
Chief Gues at a Ceremony to Commemorate the Services of Late Dr. Iftikhar Ahmad237Federal Minister for National Food Security & Research Mr. Sikandar Khan Bosan was the Chief Guest here in National Agriculture Research Center at a ceremony to commemorate the services of Late Dr. Iftikhar Ahmad and also to name the FAO Conference Hall after his name. At the occasion, the Federal Minister paid rich tribute to the services rendered by the late scientist in the field of agriculture; he left a rich legacy for the aspiring scientists in the form of his publications. The agriculture research is vital for the country and we are in need of more scientists who could take along the legacy of late Dr. Iftikhar. I appreciate & fully support the little gesture of FAO to commemorate his work by naming the conference hall after his name. This will inspire future scientists & in the future meetings in this very hall would show our gratitude for his work in the field of agriculture.News8/3/2016 12:00:00 AM
Meeting to Review the Status of Subsidy on Phosphate Fertilizer232Federal Minister for National food security & research; Sikandar Hayat Khan Boson presided over a meeting which was conducted to review the status of subsidy on phosphate fertilizer. Dealers, members FBR and importers attended the meeting. Federal Minister inquired about the current status of the scheme and decided to formulate a sub-committee for further meetings and for quick implementation of scheme. The members reviewed the current status of the scheme and its implications.News8/2/2016 12:00:00 AM
Meeting with Italian Ambassador to Pakistan Mr. Stefano Pontecorvo along with Italian Agricultural and Olive Experts241Italian Ambassador to Pakistan Mr. Stefano Pontecorvo along with Italian Agricultural and olive experts, called on Federal Minister for National food security and research, Sikandar Hayat Khan Boson here in Islamabad today. Bilateral trade volume between Pakistan and Italy stands at 941 million US dollars in 2014-15. Italy is the third largest export destination of Pakistan products in EU after UK and Germany; it is also a major textile trading partner of Pakistan. Italy’s exports to Pakistan fall mostly into category of machinery and equipment. Federal Minister expressed his desire that bilateral trade could be expanded between Pakistan and Italy; with special focus on areas of agriculture particularly in farm machinery and livestock sector.News5/18/2016 12:00:00 AM
IFAD works with Pakistan Government to Develop and Finance Programs225Mr. Michel Mordasini , vice president of International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD ) called on Mr. Sikandar Hayat Khan Boson, Minister of national Food security & Research here in Islamabad today. IFAD works with Pakistan Government to develop and finance programs that enable rural poor people to overcome poverty, and it is a major development partner of Pakistan since 1978. IFAD’s activities are guided by the sustainable development goals 2030 (SDGs), government policies and strategies for poverty News5/17/2016 12:00:00 AM
IFAD works with Pakistan Government to Develop and Finance Programs that Enable Rural Poor People to Overcome Poverty240Mr. Michel Mordasini , vice president of International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD ) called on Mr. Sikandar Hayat Khan Boson, Minister of national Food security & Research here in Islamabad today. IFAD works with Pakistan Government to develop and finance programs that enable rural poor people to overcome poverty, and it is a major development partner of Pakistan since 1978. IFAD’s activities are guided by the sustainable development goals 2030 (SDGs), government policies and strategies for poverty reduction vision 2025, and IFAD strategic framework 2011-2015.News5/17/2016 12:00:00 AM
Bosan Meeting with Mr. David Kaatrud, Regional Director, World Food Programme (WFP)224Mr. David Kaatrud, Regional Director, World Food Programme called on the Minister for National food Security and Research, Mr. Sikandar Hayat Khan Bosan and discussed various activities of his organization in Pakistan. He particularly enunciated the broader parameters of Zero Hunger Programme, as well as Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Pakistan. Mr. Kaatrud, appreciated the role of Pakistan as it is the largest contributor among host governments to World Food Programme (WFP) globally. The Minister appreciated the role of World Food Programme in Pakistan.News5/16/2016 12:00:00 AM
Meeting with Mr. David Kaatrud, Regional Director, World Food Programme236Mr. David Kaatrud, Regional Director, World Food Programme called on the Minister for National food Security and Research, Mr. Sikandar Hayat Khan Bosan and discussed various activities of his organization in Pakistan. He particularly enunciated the broader parameters of Zero Hunger Programme, as well as Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Pakistan. Mr. Kaatrud, appreciated the role of Pakistan as it is the largest contributor among host governments to World Food Programme (WFP) globally. The Minister appreciated the role of World Food Programme in Pakistan. He however, pinpointed the disconnect between various donors with the result that the ultimate goal of achieving the target of poverty reduction was elusive. In order to place all the initiatives on one page, it was decided that Minister would call a meeting of the Provincial Agriculture Ministers so that issues which encompasses the priority laid down by SDGs are adequately addressed.News5/16/2016 12:00:00 AM
Meeting with Dutch Ambassador Mrs. Jeannette Seppen234Dutch Ambassador Mrs. Jeannette Seppen called on the Federal Minister for National food security and Research; Mr. Sikandar Hayat Khan Boson on April 26th here in Islamabad. Pakistan and Netherlands enjoy friendly relations and Netherlands is one of the largest trading partners of the Pakistan in European Union. Various areas of cooperation especially in agriculture and dairy sector were discussed. The Dutch ambassador showed her pleasure about the success of “salt tolerant potato” project in Pakistan as it would be possible to get the product from a saline land which otherwise remains arid. News4/26/2016 12:00:00 AM
The Volume of Export between Pakistan and European Union is $941.13 million in the year 2014-15: Bosan222Federal Minister for National Food Security & Research Mr. Sikandar Hayat Khan Bosan had a meeting with the Italian business delegation on 20th April, 2016, here at the Minister’s office. Italy is the third largest export destination of Pakistan products in European Union; which include rice, textiles, clothing, and leather apparel. The volume of export is $941.13 million in the year 2014-15. Minister expressed his desire & resolved to bring the agriculture sector on modern footings by facilitating the farmers which is possible through modern mechanization and hence enhancing the volume of existing bilateral trade focusing on agricultural commodities.News4/20/2016 12:00:00 AM
Wheat production for 2015-16 was estimated at 25.45 million tons from an area of 9.17 million hectares: FCA223The Federal Committee on Agriculture (FCA) meeting for Kharif 2016-17 was held on 14th April, 2016 in the auditorium of M/o Planning, Development and Reforms under the chairmanship of Mr. Sikander Hayat Khan Bosan, Federal Minister for National Food Security and Research. The meeting had participants from Provincial Agriculture Departments, Pakistan Meteorological Department, State Bank of Pakistan, Zarai Taraqiati Bank Ltd (ZTBL), National Fertilizer Development Centre (NFDC) and senior officers of the Ministry of National Food Security and Research. Chairman, Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC), Director General, National Agricultural Research Center (NARC) and heads of Ministry’s attached departments such as Agriculture Policy Institute, Federal Seed Certification and Registration Department, Department of Plant Protection, Federal Water Management, Pakistan Oilseed Development Board, SUPARCO and PASSCO also participated in the meeting......News4/14/2016 12:00:00 AM
Federal Committee on Agriculture231Federal Minister for National food security & research Mr. Sikandar Hayat Khan Boson presided over the Meeting of Federal committee on agriculture here in Islamabad, today. Various Scientists, representatives from meteorological department, members from bank, IRSA, Secretary, Additional secretary of the Ministry were present in the meeting. This meeting is conducted annually and is very important as it relates to the deliberation about problem faced by the agriculture sector in Pakistan and their tangible and viable solutions. Federal minister formally inaugurated the session and said that sound agriculture sector is vital for strong economy as it will not only alleviate the poverty but also tackle the issue of malnutrition.......News4/14/2016 12:00:00 AM
Federal Committee on Agriculture (FCA)243The Federal Committee on Agriculture (FCA) meeting for Kharif 2016-17 was held on 14th April, 2016 in the auditorium of M/o Planning, Development and Reforms under the chairmanship of Mr. Sikander Hayat Khan Bosan, Federal Minister for National Food Security and Research. The meeting had participants from Provincial Agriculture Departments, Pakistan Meteorological Department, State Bank of Pakistan, Zarai Taraqiati Bank Ltd (ZTBL), National Fertilizer Development Centre (NFDC) and senior officers of the Ministry of National Food Security and Research. Chairman, Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC), Director General, National Agricultural Research Center (NARC) and heads of Ministry’s attached departments such as Agriculture Policy Institute, Federal Seed Certification and Registration Department, Department of Plant Protection, Federal Water Management, Pakistan Oilseed Development Board, SUPARCO and PASSCO also participated in the meeting.News4/14/2016 12:00:00 AM
Meeting with the Ambassador of Kazakhstan Mr. Bakhitbek Shabarbayev233Federal Minister for National Food security & Research, Mr. Sikander Hayat Khan Boson had a brief meeting with the Ambassador of Kazakhstan Mr. Bakhitbek Shabarbayev on 13th April at Minister’s office. In the meeting prospects about the upcoming OIC Ministers’ conference in Astana, were discussed, along with the Agriculture Ministers’ conference there would be first session of General Assembly of the Islamic Organization for Food Security (IOFS) on 26-28 April 2016. News4/13/2016 12:00:00 AM