Institutions Involved for Mango Research A.Federal 1. NARC, Islamabad 2. NIAB, Faisalabad 3. NIBGE, Faisalabad 4. NIFA, Peshawar 5. PCSIR, Lahore/Peshawar B.Provincial i. Punjab 1. Ayub Agriculture Research Institute Faisalabad. 2. Mango Research Station Shujabad – Multan 3. Agriculture Research Station, D.G. Khan /Bahawalpur/ Rahimyar Khan Contd.
ii. Sindh 1. Sindh Horticulture Research Institute, Mirpurkhas 2. Agriculture Research Institute, Tandojam C. Universities 1. University of Agriculture, Faisalabad 2. Sindh Agriculture University, Tandojam
Policy guidelines for Agriculture Development -Self sufficiency/food security (Food and Horticultural Crops) -Import substitution (Edible Oil, Pulses, Tea) -Export orientation -Resource conservation /Bio-diversity.
Objectives of Agricultural Development -Enhance Productivity of crops through development of varieties and technologies. -Efficient use of irrigation -Promote export of high value crops -Promote import substitution -Improve availability of inputs and credit -Improve marketing system -Human resource development/capacity building -Reduce Post Harvest losses.
Priorities for Fruit Crops -Varietal development for quality and productivity, extend availability periods. -Bio-technological innovations for dwarfing in Mango, Seedlessness in Kinnow, Shelf life extension, Micro propagation, Virus elimination. -Nutrient and Irrigation Management. -Development of machines for harvesting, grading and processing. -Integrated Pest and Disease Management. -Post Harvest Management and Value Addition. -Root Stock Selection and Nursery Certification.
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