China-Pakistan joint scientific research to help build the Green Corridor – China Economic Network

by Yuan Xiaona

Huang Wenjiang (left), Research Fellow at the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Zhou Jinfeng (centre), Secretary-General of the China Foundation for Biodiversity Conservation and Green Development and Pakistani Ambassador to China Moin-ul-Haq (right) meet at the Pakistani Embassy in Beijing on June 20, 2022. [Photo provided by Linda Wong to China Economic Net]

Beijing, June 24 (China Economic Network) C Pakistan looks forward to China-Pakistan joint scientific research to build the China-Pakistan Green Economic Corridor (CPEC).

Pakistan’s Ambassador to China Moin-ul-Haq made the remarks during his meeting with Huang Wenjiang, a research fellow at the Space Information Research Institute of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), and Zhou Jinfeng, Secretary-General of China’s Biodiversity Conservation and Green Development. The CBCGDF Foundation at the Embassy of Pakistan in Beijing on June 20.

The Huangs team just released the latest Desert Locust Monitoring and Assessment Report in Africa and Asia on June 18, 2022.

According to estimates by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), up to 40 percent of global crop production is lost to pests annually. Each year, plant diseases cost the global economy more than $220 billion, and invasive insects at least $70 billion.

Among the invasive insects, desert locusts and Fall Armyworm are major causes of grain reduction and environmental degradation in Pakistan.

To fight invasive species and protect food security, Huangs team has also released a series of reports on desert locust monitoring and assessment specifically for Pakistan since 2020.


Huang Wenjiang (second from left), Research Fellow at the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Zhou Jinfeng (third from left), Secretary-General of the China Foundation for Biodiversity Conservation and Green Development and Pakistani Ambassador to China Muin Al-Haq (third from right) meet at the Pakistani Embassy in Beijing on 20 June 2022. [Photo provided by Linda Wong to China Economic Net]

Huang briefed the Pakistani envoy on how Chinese and Pakistani scientists have cooperated in locust prevention and control by using the remote sensing system for plant pests and disease monitoring and forecasting.

Huang also presented fruitful results and good prospects for cooperation between China and Pakistan in the field of food security and biodiversity monitoring with the help of the Global Crop Pest Monitoring and Risk Forecasting System, developed by Huangs’ team.

The Pakistani envoy said these matters are very important for the agriculture of the two countries and for Pakistan’s need. He hoped to have more contacts about the high-quality building of the Green Corridor.

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