The third China Agro-Chemical (CAC) Pakistan Summit opened at the Lahore Expo Center on Monday. The event was inaugurated by Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal.
The summit is being organized in collaboration with the Chinese Sub-Council for Chemical Industry (CCPIT CHEM). As many as 55 stalls have been booked by Pakistani and Chinese companies related to agriculture and its sub sectors. At least 38 Chinese companies are participating in this exhibition. They are showcasing state-of-the-art technologies and solutions to improve productivity of agro-based commodities.
Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) President Malik Tahir Javaid, Senior Vice President Khawaja Khawar Rasheed, Vice President Zeshan Khalil, executive committee members, former office-bearers and businessmen from China and other parts of the world also attended this event.
Speaking on the occasion, the LCCI president said, “Pakistan is an agrarian economy but we lag far behind in the knowledge required to combat potential threats to our food production and cash crops.”
The CAC Pakistan is displaying modern technologies in the field of agriculture which were developed over time through research and development. In addition, it provides a joint forum to government officials and industry professionals to highlight benefits of using pesticides, fertilizers, processed seeds and the latest agri-equipment.
The LCCI president added that agro-chemicals in Pakistan had immense potential which must be utilized as it could aid in raising agricultural yield. “There is still a lot of room for improvement in this sector.”
“We are very happy to be coordinating with the CAC which sets up the world’s largest agro-chemical trading platform in China every year with updated policies, products, technologies and market dynamics,” he said.
The CAC has a broad network and has held agrochemical exhibitions all over the world including India, Japan, Australia, Brazil and Europe.