Islamabad (January 12, 2017)……….. Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC) Chairman Dr. Yusuf Zafar, T.I. presided over 36th meeting of “Technical Advisory Committee (TAC)” of Board of Directors of Agricultural Linkages Program (ALP) here at PARC (HQs) on Thursday to evaluate the project proposals received under 7th Batch of ALP.
While presiding over the meeting Chairman PARC welcomed the committee members and said that the ALP is an endowment fund established at PARC with the support of Government of USA to use for activities / projects in line with the Pakistan’s long-term research / development goals for the agriculture sector. He said this fund was not restricted to PARC and it was extended across the country. He said that PARC running this program very efficiently since its inception. He urged the TAC members to focus on good quality of research.
DG P&DD and Executive Director of ALP Dr. Ahmad Bakhsh Maher briefed about the agenda of the meeting. He said that there are nineteen (19) projects in total that are to be presented to the TAC out of which 16 have been cleared by the referees and relevant technical divisions of PARC. The discipline wise projects to be considered in the TAC meeting included 11 from plant sciences, 03 from natural resources, 04 from animal sciences and 01 from agricultural engineering.
The technical members of PARC Dr. Nadeem Amjad, Member NRD, Dr. Munir Ahmad, DG AED, Dr. Ghulam Muhammad Ali, Member PSD and Dr. Shahid Rafique, Member ASD presented projects related to their disciplines for technical evaluation, discussion and recommendations for approval from BoD of ALP.
(Sardar Ghulam Mustafa)
Director (PR&P) PARC
Edited by: Muhammad Fiaz Joyia
Director (SI), NARC