that government should put some checks and balances in place, when it comes to what kind of products (especially fertilizer) they are pushing at farmers.
Who is they, the government or the private companies?
Farmers need to be educated and given more options so they can decide. The government should level the playing field and give the right costs for all the inputs. Subsidizing useless or inefficient excess fertilizer use is the problem. Flood irrigation is also very wasteful and the costs should be properly charged to the farmer so they can be inventoried to switch to better methods.
This irks me so much about all our govt departments. None of these people seem to have any targets or any repercussions of not achieving targets.
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I would hope we could send Pakistani students to cutting edge Chinese agricultural universities and have them trained there after they are educated in Pakistan. China won’t allow them to stay, so there is no fear of losing the students to immigration and In this way, to get a senior job, students will have to be independently assessed.
Chinese universities could also help Pakistani universities cut out the useless parts of the curriculum and add in useful parts.
There should also be a program to mandate these students to teach our own farmers what they have learned in order to graduate.