The seminar was arranged by the South Asian Conservation Agriculture Network (SACAN). Dr Iftikhar further stated that there was a need to provide timely loans to small growers for purchase of agricultural machinery in order to promote mechanisation. Former Director General Agriculture (Irrigation) Mushtaq Gill speaking said that per acre yield can be increased substantially by promoting conservation techniques. He said that 4 million acres of land in Punjab can be made available for agriculture by providing facility of bulldozers to the growers.
He said this land could help produce 1.5 million tons of more wheat in the province. University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) Vice Chancellor Dr Talat Naseer Pasha speaking stressed on the need for promotion of mechanisation in livestock and dairy sector for increasing exports of milk and meat products from Pakistan.