Minister for National Food Security and Research Makhdoom Khusro Bakhtiar chaired a meeting regarding the utility of Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission, (#SUPARCO) crop reporting data through satellite technology, along with provincial crop reporting services data.
Representatives from SUPARCO, members Crop Reporting Services – Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Punjab, Sindh and senior officials of the Ministry of National Food Security and Research were present in the meeting.
The primary focus of the meeting was to discuss the utility of devising a comprehensive crop reporting strategy through satellite technology under the supervision of food security ministry with inclusion of Crop Reporting Services of all the provinces.
Moreover, the zoning of country for identifying major and minor crop zones requires provincial feedback and inclusion of work already done in this respect.
SUPARCO is Pakistan’s premier national space agency of the government of Pakistan, responsible for the nation’s public and civil space programme and aeronautics and aerospace research, with a mandate to strive to achieve self-reliance in space technology and its application for national security, economy and society.