Islamabad: PARC convened its 33rd Meeting of the Board of Directors (BoD) of Agricultural Linkages Program (ALP) to approve new research projects in order to promote research and development activities. The activities proposed under the ALP projects are directly related to both the objectives as specified in the vision 2030 and other plans of the Government of Pakistan and to promote agricultural sector in Pakistan.
At the beginning of the meeting, DG P&DD and Executive Director of ALP Dr. Muhammad Munir Ahmad briefed about the agenda of the meeting. All Technical Members of PARC and other senior officials were the participants.
A total of 24 research & development projects as recommended by Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) of ALP were presented for evaluation and approval of Board of Directors. All the technical members presented projects for their respective division and all the participants of the meeting extended their suggestions. Resultantly, 22 projects which include research in the fields of Plant Sciences, Animals Sciences, Agricultural Engineering and Natural Resources were approved by the concerned Board for further processing.
Dr. Muhammad Azeem Khan Chairman, PARC / BoD of ALP while presiding over the meeting welcomed the committee members and urged the participants to adopt good quality research. He added that the ALP is supporting in achieving research/development goals for development of agriculture sector in Pakistan and PARC is running this program very efficiently since its inception.
Describing of the projects under discussion which were approved by the Board, the Chairman PARC told that all these projects will help in achieving agricultural improvement, food security in the country and will play an important role in raising the living standards of the people of respective areas as well.
(Ghulam Shabbir Mirza)
Incharge (PR&P) PARC