Focus on rainwater harvesting stressed
May 30, 2013
Prof. Dr. Rai Niaz Ahmad, Vice Chancellor (VC) Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi (PMAS-AAUR), has said that it was high time that we should collaborate for change and uplift of the arid region as isolated working of different R&D organizations of Agriculture Department based at Rawalpindi might not be too productive.
He emphasized that our focus should be on rainwater harvesting, water resource development and value addition of farm produce.
He stated this while chairing a meeting of Different Agriculture departments of Punjab at University. In the meeting representative of CABI, ABAD, BARI, Institutes of Floriculture, Horticulture, Weather Department, Meteorological Department, Soil and Water Conservation, Mitchell Farms Fruit, SAWCRI, Water management participated.
In the meeting, research activities being carried on at the institutions were elaborated and representatives of different organizations agreed to strengthen the interaction and collaboration among institutes.
They highlighted the significance of close linkages with organizations and hoped that it will not only help them to resolve common issues but also enhance the mutual understanding for the development institutes.
They also agreed by enhancing collaborative efforts among institutes will work together for the promotion of research activities.
The participants appreciated the efforts of VC for arranging this meeting and said that this initiative would improve the economic well-being of the farming community and strengthen economy.
They also stressed the need for enhancing the outreach activities for educating the farmers in order to increase agricultural productivity of the country.
Representatives of their respective institutes also discussed future collaboration among the organizations and hoped that in future the institutes will work together which will be beneficial for the farmers of Potohar Region.
VC thanked the representatives of different departments and urged them to play their role to create awareness and training to the farming community about the latest techniques in the agriculture sector. The NATION