Prime Minister’s Particular Assistant on Nationwide Meals Safety and Analysis Jamshed Iqbal Cheema on Thursday inaugurated the Angora rabbit breeding particular challenge in Gilgit-Baltistan (G-B) in a bid to extend the manufacturing of wool merchandise.
In line with an official assertion issued by the Pakistan Agricultural Analysis Council (Parc), one Angora rabbit’s wool can produce as much as six high-quality shawls a yr.
Parc Chairman Dr Muhammad Azeem Khan whereas briefing concerning the newly inaugurated challenge mentioned that angora rabbits are being imported from Nepal, initially a set of 10 angora rabbits have been introduced on the Juglot station of G-B.
“Farmers can yearly get 4 to six top quality, invaluable shawls from the fur/wool of a single rabbit. Therefore with low preliminary price startup, Angora Rabit farming may be extremely worthwhile within the wool trade because it’s essentially the most recognised wool/fur breed in addition to, residual feed combined with rabbit manure can also be appropriate for vermin compost which in flip offers a wonderful biofertiliser for crops,” the assertion quoted him as saying.
Additionally learn: Farmers being strengthened to bring agricultural revolution: PM Imran
The chairman additionally added that Parc was attempting to increase this challenge to different districts in G-B in order that the usual of dwelling of the frequent individuals may be improved.
Mountain Agriculture Analysis Centre of PARC is solely established for the agricultural and rural improvement of G-B.
Parc is dedicated to bringing superior agricultural practices to the farmers of G-B and empowering native ladies, a challenge on the breeding of angora rabbit is began by PARC-MARC at Juglot.
The inauguration ceremony was attended by G-B Agriculture Minister Muhammad Kazim Mesam; the chairman Parc, DG Marc Gilgit Engineer Munir Hussain; DG NARC, Engr Shamimul Sibtain Shah, native farmers and excessive officers, in keeping with the official assertion.
In the course of the go to, the PM’s aide additionally mentioned potential areas of agriculture analysis and improvement in G-B and briefed about authorities initiatives to spice up G-B agriculture on trendy strategies to media individuals and native farmers.
In October 2019, the PTI authorities had formally launched Prime Minister Imran Khan’s “Yard Poultry Programme” in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (Okay-P) in a bid to eradicate poverty within the nation. The premier’s initiative was to increase to different components of the nation as effectively.