A 15-day training workshop on hydroponic agriculture (soilless farming) commenced at Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi (PMAS-AAUR), under the project titled “Testing Indigenous Hydroponic Greenhouse for Vegetable Growing” funded by Agriculture Department, Punjab.
PMAS-AAUR Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Rai Niaz Ahmad was the chief guest at the inaugural session of the workshop that was also attended by deans, directors, faculty members and farmers.
It is the third training workshop out of total eight that would be held within next two years to train 200 farmers on the hydroponic farming so that they would be able to make experiments in their native areas besides imparting training to others.
Farmers and in-service personnel from different locations and socio-economic backgrounds have been selected to train as Master Trainers of Hydroponic Agriculture. The training would focus on greenhouse erection, crop sowing, crop management and harvesting of fruit.