CHANGSHA: A leading company in China’s seed industry said it donated living materials to 1,000 impoverished households in Pakistan.
Yuan Longping High-tech Agriculture Co., Ltd, based in central China’s Hunan Province, has purchased materials worth over 3 million rupees (about 30,000 U.S. dollars) with the assistance of its local partner to offer 20 kg of flour, 10 kg of rice, 5 kg of sugar and 3 liters of cooking oil to each family.
Liu Linhui, a manager of the company, said many local residents lost their source of income as production halted due to the COVID-19 outbreak, and the company has been sending living necessities to difficult households in the Pakistani cities of Golarchi and Pakpattan since May 8.
The company has been developing, promoting and localizing hybrid rice in Pakistan since 2000. The planting area of its hybrid rice in Pakistan has exceeded 2 million hectares, the yield in those fields also doubled.