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Pakistan: Around 15000 tonnes of seed potato imported from Holland, annually: Senate Informed

Pakistan imports 10,000 to 15,000 tonnes of high quality certified seed to grow potato crop is imported from Holland, annually, Minister for National Health Service, Regulations and Coordination Saira Afzal Tarar informed the Upper House on Thursday. Speaking on behalf of minister for food security, she said the seed potato was further multiplied by the national seed companies and then distributed to the farmers. Currently, she added the volume of certified seed potato was low and added reasons for non-availability of sufficient certified seed potato in the country included that potato varieties imported from Holland were popular among farmers. More

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