Int’l Agricultural innovation programme workshop held
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Islamabad—Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC) in collaboration with USAID, CIMMYT, ICARDA, IRRI, ILRI, AVRDC and UC Davis organized a two day International Agricultural Innovation Program (AIP) Inception Workshop at a local hotel here in Islamabad to develop strategy for implementation of AIP to support agriculture research community in Pakistan to increase crop productivity and production value of livestock, horticultural and cereal crops, thus increasing income for Pakistan farmers.
While speaking at concluding session of the AIP Workshop, Dr. Iftikhar Ahmad, Chairman, PARC said that he is so happy to learn that comprehensive deliberations and discussions have taken place over the last two days during the AIP Inception Workshop. The participation, keenness and valuable contribution by all National and International delegates are much appreciable. He said the work plans devised and implementation strategies to be adopted will have an impact on Pakistan Agriculture.
He said he has gone through the recommendations of different working groups on cereals, vegetables, fruits, rangeland and livestock. These recommendations reflect the seriousness of all partners and are implementable in our local conditions. Though its very difficult to sum up all in this limited time. However, he summarizes a few from the deliberations on crop and livestock sectors for concluding remarks. Pakistan Observer