PARCs RADP project focuses farming sector

STAFF REPORT ISB: Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC) is flying under the major project of Research for Agricultural Development Program (RADP) for the development of agriculture sector in Pakistan with a total cost of Rs. 2963 million.

RADP is a basket of technologies for the end users. The government is focusing on a broad based holistic approach to agricultural growth through science based solutions for more profitable farming, high productivity, diversification of high value crops, demand based production, value addition/value chain and better competitive market prices.

The council is continuously making improvement in its research and development programmes to address the priority research areas and respond to the changing demand of food security and accessibility in the country.

RADP was approved with a total cost of Rs. 2963 million for a period of 60 months. It is being implemented by the PARC. The research programme is designed to address the current and emerging needs of agriculture research and development.

The Program aims to initiate research on priority areas in 22 themes identified in consultation with National Agricultural Research System (NARS).

RADP has made a significant progress by completing 110 research sub-projects in the fields of crop sciences, natural resources, animal sciences, agriculture engineering and social sciences. It has also strengthened and improved the PARC research infrastructure in terms of lab and field equipments, office equipments and transport system.

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