and technical cooperation under PARB
identified research themes
He said PARB
had adequate funding available, and was keen to launch projects to enhance sustainable productivity of high-value crops, reduce poverty and ensure food security.
CEO highlighted the need to bring their framers out of 'four crops syndrome'; wheat, cotton, rice and sugarcane, and promote the high-value crops like Pista and Zafran.
Mubarik Ali, former CEO PARB
, shared his valuable experience with all participants for the establishment of provincial boards in other provinces of Pakistan.
Acknowledgments: The authors acknowledge the financial assistance of Punjab Agriculture Research Board PARB
Lahore for providing consumables and chemicals for the present study.
During the meeting, various aspects of the Basmati Rice Value Chain Development,Agricultural Innovation Programme (AIP) Inception in Pakistan and role of ADB, IRRI Philippines, PARC, PARB
, RRI KSK, NIAB, NIBGE, Emkay Seeds Limited and other donors and national institutes were discussed before implementation.
One day Farmer's work-shop in a PARB
funded project, "Biological management of root knot nematodes on vegetables" was organized by Department of Plant Pathology at the University of Agriculture Faisalabad (UAF) on 10th October 2012.
has taken a leading step in this regard; as a result approximately 100 scientists went abroad in just two years.
This project was a mutual work of a team of scientists, PARB
's monitoring and the support of Chief Executive PARB
Mubarik Ali, Chief Executive PARB
stated that, successful establishment of the SOP for CA technology for fresh produce would greatly benefit exporters in future.
Speaking on this occasion the Minister said that PARB
has already approved 43 research projects for which Rs 870 million has been sanctioned.
This was disclosed in the PARB
Board meeting which examined the outcomes of the evaluation report of 13 randomly selected PARB
funded projects and expressed satisfaction on the evaluation of these projects.