Capacity building of farmers crucial in elevating agri uplift in Balochistan: Ali


JICA/API/NARC conducted two days seminar on Capacity Development of Agriculture extension services in Balochistan.

The 4-years project is jointly executed by JICA/API/NARC and Department of Agriculture Extension Balochistan.

Chairman Pakistan Agricultural Research Council, Dr. Ghulam Muhammad Ali was the chief guest. DG, National Agricultural Research Center, Dr. Shehzad Asad, Chief Advisor API/JICA, Mr. Kosuke Sawada, DG, (ARI) Balochistan, Dr. Muhammad Qasim Kakar, Representative DG, Agriculture Extension Balochistan Mr. Abdul Karim Jafar, besides a large number of Provincial Agriculture Officers and Field Assistants also participated in the program at the National Agricultural Research Center Islamabad.

Chairman PARC, Dr. Ghulam Muhammad Ali said that we are producing high quality crops in Balochistan province so training and research are very important to support the development of agriculture in the province.

Dr. Ali said that capacity building of agriculturists and farmers is crucial in elevating agriculture development in the province. Chairman PARC has expressed special thanks to Japanese Government for launching capacity building program in Pakistan.

Dr. Ali said that the program to facilitate growers will ultimately contribute in improving the country `s economy.