APP – Pakistan Agriculture Council (PARC) and Sindh Agriculture University Tandojam had signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for improving and strengthening the coordination among academia and research institution to develop the agriculture and livestock sector in the desert areas of the country.
Chairman PARC Dr. Yusuf Zafar and Vice Chancellor Sindh Agriculture University Tandojam Dr. Mujeebuddin Memon inked the agreement on behalf of their respective organizations.
Speaking on the occasion, Chairman PARC Dr. Yusuf Zafar said that government was taking several steps to convert Thar Desert into grasslands through agricultural innovations program to improve the livelihood of the people of these areas.
He said that PARC was playing vital role in agriculture research and development across the country and initiated several programs for the uplift of agriculture sector of the country.
He informed that PARC Arid Zone Research Institute Umerkot had also organized a workshop on combating malnutrition and desertification in Thar Desert, which was aiming at to strengthening and upgrading the agriculture and livestock research system in arid zones.
In this regard the government, he said had allocated Rs 529 million for project strengthening and up-gradation of agriculture and livestock research system of Arid Zone Research Institute Umerkot-Sindh in its Public Sector Development Program, he added.
Speaking on the occasion, Vice Chancellor, Sindh Agriculture University said that the MoU with PARC will improve the research as well as academy activities for both the institutes. He further appreciated the research activities of the PARC-AZRI Umerkot.