The leading global provider of agricultural science and technology, Syngenta, and Mehran Sugar Mills Limited, the biggest producer & marketer of sugar, have collaborated to improve the farming sector’s profitability by channelising the growth and distribution of sugarcane crops.
A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed by Zeeshan Hasib Baig, GM Syngenta Pakistan, and Ahmed Hashim, MD Mehran Sugar Mill. Under the agreement, the two entities aim to enable growers to improve their yield and profitability, positively impacting the economy. The growers will also receive education about modern harvesting and sowing techniques.
Special training regarding crop protection products to aid in the more promising development of crops is also part of the plan.
GM Syngenta Pakistan, Zeeshan Hasib Baig, believed that the coalition would result in encouraging outcomes for all stakeholders,
“We have formed a value chain partnership with a leading sugar mill of Pakistan to emancipate farmers, which will ultimately play a positive role in improving the economy, thus benefiting all stakeholders involved.”
MD Mehran Sugar Mill, Ahmed Hashim, expressed his views on the new endeavour:
“Sugarcane is a crop that makes up 0.7 percent of our GDP. With our partnership with Syngenta, we will help farmers enhance their operations and create more fruitful avenues for the major cash crop.”