Japan vows to continue supporting Pakistan in agriculture

STAFF REPORT ISB: Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Chief Representative Mitsuyoshi Kawasaki has said his organization will continue support and cooperation for such joint programs for the promotion of agriculture in Pakistan and for economy growth and food security.

He stated this while addressing on the occasion of “Certificate Distribution Ceremony of Capacity Development Program of Agriculture Extension Services of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province (KPK)” at NARC.

Speaking on the occasion, PARC Chairman Dr Nadeem Amjad said that Pakistan Agricultural Research Council has always acknowledged the support of JICA for various development projects in Pakistan.

He said that the project of capacity development of agriculture extension services in KPK was started in January 2015 with the joint efforts of PARC, JICA and KPK-Department of Agriculture Extension to train 100 Agriculture Extension Officers.

He further said that the dissemination of knowledge about advanced agricultural technologies alongwith improved communications skills would give confidence to the trained extension staff to perform their role effectively in improving farm productivity, mitigating environmental degradation, and uplifting socio-economic conditions of rural masses of KPK.

In his vote of thanks NARC Director General Dr M Azeem Khan congratulated the participants of this capacity-development program on successful completion of their training at NARC.

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