It was pointed out that ISHU
was established with the generous assistance of Higher Education Commission, for focused research to exploit the potential of halophytes as source of fuel, fodder and medicines among others without the use of fresh water and prime agricultural lands.
He said that the MoU inked by ISHU, Karachi University, and AKF Lahore was aimed at growing nutritious fodder crop on mass scale under saline conditions at AFK farm near Lahore and develop appropriate feed for livestock in this area.
Bilquees Gul Director ISHU, and Jawad Tariq Jafri Director Agri- Kraft Farm Lahore, signed the MoU.
With specific reference to Pakistan, an agro-based economy on which relies its more than 60% of rural population, she said Karachi Universitys ISHU
is making optimum utilization of modern technology to understand the physiology of salt tolerance in plants, so that the complexities of Halophytes can be unfolded.
Koyro from Justus-Leibig University, Giessen, Germany, visiting ISHU
under a bilateral collaboration between Pakistan and Germany was also present on the occasion.