Speakers said that Pakistan is highly vulnerable to the negative impacts of climate change and stressed that there is dire need to develop adaptation/management strategies to reduce the impact of climate change for sustainable crop production.
They stated this while addressing at the inaugural session of the two days Hands-on training on “Climate change impact assessment and adaptation strategies for wheat and groundnut production using decision support system, here on Wednesday at Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi (PMAS-AAUR).
The training was organized by the PMAS-AAUR Department of Agronomy, with an aim to develop capacity building of young scientists, researchers, post-graduate students in climate change impact assessment and adaptation strategies for wheat and groundnut production. This training will also provide an opportunity to develop consortium of researchers across the country for crop production under changing climate using Decision Support System.
Prof. Dr. Iqrar Ahmad Khan, Former Vice Chancellor University of Agriculture Faisalabad (UAF) was the chief guest while Prof. Dr. Qamar-uz-Zaman Vice Chancellor PMAS-AAUR was the guest of honor. Agronomists, agricultural researchers, soil scientists, agro-meteorologists, nutrient management specials, resource management specialists, agricultural extension agents, policy makers, economists, planners and other agricultural professionals striving to reduce risks in increasing agricultural productivity are participating in this two days training.