ISLAMABAD: The imperative Seed testing Laboratory of the Federal Seed Certification and Registration department in the Ministry of countrywide meals protection and research has grow to be the primary laboratory in Pakistan to get the accredited reputation with Switzerland-based Inter­na­tional Seed checking out association.

As an unbiased employer supported with the aid of the non-income cooperation of experienced seed scientists and analysts, ISTA is considered as an authority in seed technological know-how and generation, and it's been developing seed trying out strategies in view that 1924.

The federal seed testing laboratory and the meals and Agriculture organisation (FAO) of the United nations organised a education programme on ‘seed-sampling and seed-testing’ to fulfill the necessities of ISTA accreditation requirements.


The education enabled the CSTL in meeting the closing and final necessities of accreditation.

at the closing rite right here on Wednesday, FAO consultant Mina Dowlatchahi disbursed certificate the various participating officials

international specialists, Dr Maria Duter Elena and Dr Sergio Pasquini educated the officers, masking regions of seed sampling, purity analysis and moisture trying out in line with global Seed trying out affiliation (ISTA) recommendations, whilst reviewing the systems and tactics put in area.

over the last two years, FAO has been actively helping the federal seed certification and registration department underneath its technical cooperation programme of building ability of the federal seed department to facilitate seed and plant supply enterprise regulation accompanied by the continued ‘advanced potential in use of plant genetic assets for varietal development and integration in the seed system’.

published in sunrise, July 11th, 2019