Thursday, March 20, 2014 – Islamabad—To modernize the National Agricultural Research System of Pakistan, investment in Research and Development activities of agriculture sector and education is pre-requisite for enhancing productivity and to produce skilled manpower to bring food security on sustainable basis in the country. Soil Science Society of Pakistan is a forum of experts in the discipline of soil science and allied sciences striving for the betterment of agriculture in Pakistan. In the light of natural disasters and rapid loss of good agricultural land, a national soil policy for conservation and rational use of land resources is essential.
This was stated by Dr. Nadeem Amjad, Member (NR) & Acting Chairman of Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC), Prof. Dr. Zahoor Ahmad Swati, VC University of Agriculture Peshawar and Prof. Dr. Dilnawaz Ahmad Gardezi, VC University of AJ&K Muzaffarabad on the occasion of 15th International Soil Science Congress here at National Agricultural Research Centre (NARC) Islamabad. Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC), Higher Education Commission (HEC), Provincial Agricultural Universities including AJK and other national and international institutions at NAC Islamabad from March 18-20, 2014 jointly organized the 15th International Congress of Soil Science. The theme of the current congress is “Soil Management in Changing Climate” which has a direct relevance to the current scenario of Pakistan agriculture. About 276-research paper on Soil Fertility, the scientists in the congress will present Soil Salinity, Soil Environment and Soil Microbiology—PR Pak Observer