Islamabad (8th May, 2018)........ A signing Ceremony of Memorandum of Understanding held at PARC HQs, Islamabad between Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC), Islamabad and Engro Fertilizers Limited for Technical Cooperation in Engro’s Rahbar Program. A delegation from Engro Fertilizers Limited headed by Mr. Shahbaz A. Khan, Manager Public Affairs visited PARC HQs, Islamabad on 8th May, 2018 for the purpose.
As per terms & conditions of the MoU, PARC will provide technical cooperation to Engro Fertilizers Limited, which hasinitiatedan agriculture upliftment pilot program (RAHBAR), including, but not limited to farmer advisory services and crop planning. PARC and Engro agreed to work with close collaboration, inselected districts of Sindh and Punjab provinces for identification and promotion of alternate cropping patterns in the existing rice-wheat belts for crop diversification, developing advanced agricultural interventions in selected crops for cost efficiency and yield enhancement and establishing better academia–industry–research links.
On the occasion, Mr. Shahbaz A. Khan, Manager Public Affairs said that under the agreement, both the Departments would appoint focal persons who would hold periodic meetings to work-out the details of the program. Mr. Shahbaz Khan also appreciated PARC efforts in agriculture sector and also thanked Dr. Yusuf Zafar, T.I, Chairman PARC who has kindly consented to get an MoU signed between Engro Fertilizer Limited and Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC).
Director (PR&P) PARC
Edited by: Muhammad FiazJoyia
Director (SC&P) NARC