Islamabad (24th January, 2019)….. The objective of the Agricultural Linkage Program (ALP) is to promote and support agricultural research and development activities in accordance with the Pakistan's long term development goals and to promote long term scientific cooperation between Pakistan and the United States in agricultural sector.
Dr. Yusuf Zafar, T.I, Chairman PARC has presided over 44th meeting of Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) of Board of Directors of Agricultural Linkages Program (ALP) at PARC (HQs) on Thursday to technically evaluate the project proposals received under 8th Batch of ALP.
In 44th TAC meeting, altogether 39 projects presented for evaluation, out of which 29 recommended by Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) for further consideration of Board of Directors (BoD) whereas 10 have not been recommended / deferred at both ends. DG P&DD and Executive Director of ALP Dr. Ghulam Rasool briefed about the agenda of the meeting.
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. The Committee approved minutes of the last meeting.
Dr. Yusuf Zafar T.I., Chairman PARC urged the members to reduce the processing time and also urged the TAC members to focus on good quality of research. He said that PARC running this program very efficiently since its inception.
Director (PR&P) PARC
Edited by: Muhammad Lateef
A. Private Secretary D(SC&P) NARC