Pakistan joins Mango Network in South and Southeast Asia

In a bid to improve the quality of mangoes and revive the mango industry, the Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC) will join the South and Southeast Asia Mango Network (SSAMN) in the first annual meeting of SSAMN to be held in Kunming, Southwest Province of China. from Yunnan.

In a bid to improve the quality of mangoes and revive the mango industry, the Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC) will join the South and Southeast Asia Mango Network (SSAMN) in the first annual meeting of SSAMN to be held in Kunming, Southwest Province of China. from Yunnan. In a written interview with China Economic Net (CEN), Dr. Chen Xiuhua, Deputy Director of the International Cooperation Division of the Yunnan Academy of Agricultural Sciences (YAAS) and Secretary General of SSAMN, said: “PARC and three other research institutes and universities have submitted proposals to join the mango network. The proposals will be deliberated by 16 founding members, Dr Chen said. “The approval process will take place online. Votes will be collected before the meeting and also during the meeting in case some member institutions do not vote in time. Muhammad Arshad, PARC Horticulture Coordinator, will address the meeting, giving a detailed introduction to the mango industry in Pakistan.

In addition to PARC, Dr Chen said, the new members will also include the Malaysian Agricultural Research Development Institute, Madhesh Agricultural University, Nepal and Guangxi University, China. Established in September 2021 by 16 founding members including YAAS, the South and Southeast Asia Mango Network (SSAMN) aims to ensure the healthy development of the mango industry among members and bring more revenue to mango growers. The SSAMN Annual Meeting is part of the “6th Symposium on Exchange and Cooperation to Enhance Innovation for Agricultural Science and Technology in South and Southeast Asia”, a four-day forum to strengthen communication and agro-technology cooperation between South and Southeast Asian countries. countries.

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