Secretary Livestock Sohail Akbar Shah has directed the Project Director SAGP
that maintaining process and coordinated efforts should be ensured so that marking of the project could be increased for the benefit of Milk growers.
The livestock sector, another major component of the SAGP
, has also made significant progress, the World Bank noted.
The meeting was attended by DG Livestock Akbar Soomro, P and D representative Sahib Mangi, PD SAGP
Nazeer Kalhoro, WB representative Nazar Mahar and others.
The seminar was organized by Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP), UASID-AMD, Pakistan Agriculture Research Council (PARC), SAGP
, Chili's Grower Association and other stakeholders.
He said that SAGP should be expanded to other crops and other areas in the province also.
The Project Director SAGP Irshad Ahmed Ansari informed the farmers about various features of the project and their benefits for farmers/producers of chillies, onion, dates and rice.
This he said while presiding over a meeting here on Tuesday to expedite implementation of SAGP recently launched with 86% financial assistance of its total cost from World Bank.
He said that agriculture and live stock were the only sectors upon which 70 to 80% population of the province depended for its livelihood, hence SAGP was conceived to boost up productivity and provide market access to small and medium producers of onion, chilies, dates and rice crops and avoid post harvest loss through efficient management and modern technology.