January 11, 2015
LAHORE(PPI): Executive Certificate in Agribusiness Management (ECAM) a programme offering by Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) in collaboration with Nestlé Pakistan marked the completion of first year with a certificate distribution ceremony.
The first batch of participants of year-long modular certificate programme included executives from industries including dairy, fertilizers, livestock, exports and processing as well as farmers.
According to World Bank report, national average yields of major crops like wheat and rice in Pakistan are only 55 percent of progressive farmer yields, the highest achievable yields in the country.
Agriculture, if utilised to its full potential can go a long way in helping alleviate poverty. There is tremendous opportunity for us to improve the skills at farm level by teaching the farmer, said LUMS Pro Chancellor Babar Ali.
I am quite proud of this collaboration since it is aimed at bridging the gap between business knowledge and farming techniques equipping people with a complete toolkit for success, said Magdi Batato Nestlé Pakistan’s Managing Director.