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PARC and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Agreed on Basic Principles for Technical Cooperation for Capacity Development of Agricultural Extension Services in Balochistan Province

Islamabad (25th Sept, 2018)....... A MoU signing Ceremony for record of decision of the project for capacity development of Agricultural Extension Services in Balochistan Province between PARC and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) was held at PARC HQs, Islamabad on 25-09-2018. Mr. Yasuhiro Tojo, Chief Representative, JICA alog-with Mr. Ikumi Ishidate, Representative, JICA and Mr. Arshad Abbasi, Team Leader/ Program Officer, JICA visited PARC HQs for the purpose.

Balochistan by having five Agro-ecological zones is a water scarce Province of Pakistan and is known as Fruit Basket of Pakistan because of production of high quality fruits which is the major source of income of rural areas of the province. The project is aiming to promote extension activities conducted by extension workers, through training of administrative staff, agriculture officers and field assistants. Hence, the project will focus on the improvement of farmer’s agriculture production by disseminating appropriate knowledge and techniques of agriculture to farmers through capacity building of agriculture extension workers. The overall goal of the project is the appropriate knowledge and skills for agricultural productivity to farmers in project target districts in Balochistan province.

On the occasion, Mr. Yasuhiro Tojo, Chief Rep. JICA appreciated PARC efforts in agriculture sector. Dr. Yusuf Zafar T.I., Chairman, PARC also paid thanks to the Team of Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) for choosing a hub of PARC. Mr. Inam ul Haq, Director General (Agriculture Extension), Balochistan was also participant of the meeting.

(Maqbool Shahbaz)
Director (PR&P) PARC
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Edited by: Muhammad Fiaz Joyia
Director (SC&P) NARC
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