STAFF REPORT IBD: A 12-member delegation headed by Pir Mehr Ali Shah-Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi (PMAS-AAUR) Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Rai Niaz Ahmed, is presently in Korea under the Korean International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) grant aid project on training for Pakistan-Korea New Village Movement for Agriculture and Livestock Technology.
The training programme aims to exchange hands-on experience of Korean agriculture and livestock technology to the Pakistani experts to sharpen their skills and competencies. The training programme is in connection with the project titled Capacity Building Centre for Agriculture and Livestock Technology given by the KOICA.
The centre would contribute to the capacity development initiatives of farming community taken by the PMAS-AAUR through improvement of educational infrastructure. The total duration of the project is three years and KOICA will assist the university with the financial grant of $3.5 million for establishment of the center, construction of which would be carried out by the Project Management Company (PMC) of Korea.
Earlier in a meeting of Korean International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) (Islamabad) Director General Sung Choonki with the PMAS-AAUR VC and KOICA Director General Sung Choonki agreed to work together in future as well for the development of agriculture and livestock sector focusing on small farmers.