The Minister said the ASLP funded by Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) and implemented by ACIAR with the support of Ministry of National Food Security and Research through Pakistan Agriculture Research Council (PARC) is playing crucial role in improving the livelihood systems for the rural poor in Pakistan.
We very much appreciate ASLP for bringing Australian technical and research capability to Pakistan within value-chain frameworks and paying attention to benefiting the poor and marginalized, he added.
Sikandar Bosan said under ASLP, projects are being carried out to improve the productivity of mango, citrus and dairy sectors of Pakistan.
The government has identified the dairy sector as one of the key focal points for the ASLP as it has made significant contribution towards improvement of citrus, mango and dairy sectors in the country, he added.
Margaret Adamson said that ASLP
will be followed by a similar program that will be known as the Agriculture Value Chain Collaborative Research (AVCCR) programme.
He said that ASLP extension programme has wonderful results as it has helped increase production of smallholder dairy farmers.
Prof Peter Wynn, Dr David McGill and Dr Hassan Mahmood Warriach, project leaders of the ASLP dairy project, explained the impact of improved extension services on the productivity of small holder farmers.
supports these assays with state of the art bioanalytical capabilities and preclinical formulation services.
According to the press release, Federal Minister for National Food Security and Research Sikandar Hayat Khan Bosan has stated this while addressing at the event titled Showcasing ASLP Phase-II.
ASLP has three synergistic components that focus on pro-poor value chains, agricultural capability and enabling agriculture policy.
ASLP has more than 27 active partners that include public sector institutions, universities and private commercial operations.
By leveraging private financial markets and competing for the right to lend to students, ASLP
members offer low-cost loans to millions of students and superior levels of service to most of the approximately 5,000 postsecondary institutions that participate in the FFEL program.