PMAS-AAUR, Department of Horticulture in collaboration with Olive Foundation Pakistan and USAID, Punjab Enabling Environment Project (PEEP) organized a long-day workshop on the processing of ‘Olive value-added’ products.
The ultimate aim of the workshop is to train the potent women and endorse the young mindset concerning on the preparation, packing, marketing and storage of olive a very unique and economical product.
Pro-Vice Chancellor PMAS-AAUR, Dr Nadeem Abbasi was the chief guest at the inaugural session while USAID, PEEP Muhammad Junaid, Business Enabling Environment Specialist USAID PEEP Asad Zahoor and Horticulture Specialist USAID, PEEP Ghulam Ishaq were also chaired the value added juncture.
The workshop fabricate the aptitude of 70 women involved in household kitchen gardening and olive farming, dedicated female university students and women agriculture extension workers to prepare olive value-added products including pickle, jam, and tea.
The olive processing workshop would mostly help the economic empowerment of women in the region of Potohar. The very interactive workshop stressed that there is a dire need to adopt ICT for effective farming to enhance agricultural production.
Our persuasive young rural girls need to adopt the ICT skills and emphasized the need of changing mindset which limits women recognition and acceptance in the society in the field of agriculture.