LAHORE - Concerted efforts are needed to enhance the export and value addition of rice in the international markets which shall enable this sector to add valuable contribution to our economy. In order to tap the huge potential for the export of Pakistani rice in the international markets, we need to ensure better quality management of rice and proper utilization of its by-products. Experts and exporters of rice opined this while addressing a workshop arranged by TDAP at a local hotel here. In his opening remarks, Director TDAP, Lahore Shahzad Hussain Rana highlighted the endeavors of TDAP for the facilitation of rice exporters. Officials from Rice Research Institute shed light on rice exportable varieties.

 and quality management of rice. 

Mr. Shahid Abdullah from Plant Protection Department talked about quarantine issues and certification of rice while Mr. Javed Islam Agha of Reem Rice Mills discussed government intervention for increasing exports of rice. During the panel discussion, the participants expressed their views regarding various problems which they confront during their rice export consignments.