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Celebration of Dr. Norman E. Borlaug’s 100th Birthday in Pakistan

Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC), Ministry of National Food Security and Research (MNFS&R) Government of Pakistan, International Maize and Wheat Improvement Centre (CIMMYT) and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has jointly celebrated Green Revolution Father and Nobel Peace Prize holder Dr. Norman E. Borlaug’s 100th Birthday from 22-23 April, 2014. Dr. Iftikhar Ahmad, Chairman PARC, Representative of international donors / development partners Mr. Clay Hamilton, Ian C. Winborne (USDA),Dr. Thomas A. Lumpkin, Director General (CIMMYT), Dr. Hans J Braun, Director, Dr. Etienne Duveiller, CIMMYT Regional Representative, India, Mr. Scott Mall, CCO/Director IC (CIMMYT), Dr. Gordon Scisar, DRRWP, Dr. Abdul Majeed (ICARDA), Dr. MuhammadImtiaz (CIMMYT) Pakistan and other international scientists participated in the event.

The daughter of Dr. Borlaug Ms. Jeanie Borlaug Laube alongiwth a delegation of scientists traveled from USA to Pakistan to participate in the 100th Birthday celebrations of Dr. Norman E Borlaug. Dr. Iftikhar Ahmad, Chairman, PARC and his team Dr. Shahid Masood, Member (PSD), Dr. Nadeem Amjad, Member (NRD), Dr. Shahid Rafique, Member (ASD), Mr. Muhammad Riaz Khan, Member (Coordiantion), Dr. Muhammad Azeem Khan, DG NARC, Dr. Muhammad Munir Goraya, Focal Person (Borlaug Celebrations)/Secretary PARC, and other senior scientist of PARC and NARC welcomed the delegate.


During the event following activities were conducted:

-- PARC-CIMMYT signed MoU to undertake Research and Implementation of Development Projects WPEP and AIP to increase Productivity of Wheat and Maize System in Pakistan
-- Inauguration of Establishment of Borlaug Institute of South Asia at NARC Islamabad, Pakistan
-- Visit of Ms. Jeanie Borlaug Laube alongwith delegation of International Scientists to NARC
-- Mega Event: Celebration of Dr. Norman E. Borlaug’s 100th Birthday
-- Reception hosted by United States Ambassador
-- Visit of Ayub Agricultural Research Institute (AARI), Faisalabad
-- Reception hosted by Dr. Iftikhar Ahmad, Chairman Pakistan Agricultural Research Council
-- Function to Remember "Farther of the Green Revolution" at Pakistan Academy of Science
-- Launching Ceremony of Commemorative Postage Stamp on 100th Birthday Year of Dr. Norman E. Borlaug at NARC



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