Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC) Islamabad; Agriculture Departments, Govt. of Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Balochistan and Sindh
M/o National Food Security & Research, Islamabad
Provincial Agriculture Departments
Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC) Islamabad; Agriculture Departments of Govt. of Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Balochistan and Sindh
Rs. 4937.225 million
The project will help to increase the national average sugarcane yield by 200 maunds per acre by reducing yield gaps and increasing productivity and profitability through diverse activities for competing for the international market without relying on subsidies.
Popularize agricultural machinery and fertilizer use (P, K & micronutrients) for sugarcane by providing subsidies and/or making demonstrations.
Demonstrate appropriate & mechanized production technologies for sugarcane planting, pest management, fertilizer application, intercropping, water saving and ratoon management etc.
Mobilization of multidisciplinary research & extension based scientific resources using print & electronic media, field demonstrations and field days/meetings, etc to improve sugarcane production.
Develop a coordinated program for specific breeding of climate resilient, high yielding, short duration, high sucrose content, and disease resistant sugarcane varieties as well as crop production & protection technologies.
Two farmer gathering/seminars, one Technical Committee Meeting, one Sino-Pak Symposium and one Annual R&D Activities Planning Meeting were conducted.
Four Trainings on insect-pests & diseases of sugarcane to Field/Extension workers. Twenty-twosurveys regarding insect-pests, diseases & nutrients management.
Three Firms have been qualified for fertilized subsidy and two firms have signed contracts. The further process was stopped due to with drawl of funds under COVID – 19 pandemic situations by the Punjab component.
282 field equipment/machinery booked by the farmers from Agriculture Ext. Department Punjab and 40 were distributed to farmers.
725Demonstration trials conducted, however, data records are under process.
76,600Bio-cards for insect-pest control in sugarcane were provided to 1,093 Farmers.
Conducted 24 Seminars, training & mega gatherings.
The fuzz of 150 crosses of (2800g) & 27 lines where acquired and distributed.
Full-time Project Director recruited another project staff recruitment is under process.
The project will help to increase the national average sugarcane yield by 200 maunds per acre by reducing yield gaps and increasing productivity and profitability. Ultimately after completion of the project, the income of the farmer community will be enhanced.