Upping EIA curricula tertiary level academic institutions stressed

STAFF REPORT IBD: Educationists and Environmental Practitioners across Pakistan gathered here last week to collaborate for improving the EIA curriculum for local universities of Pakistan.The government in collaboration with the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) had organized the one-day workshop. Purpose of the event was to explore and identify gaps, discuss key points of a standardized core’ curriculum.The workshop was conducted by Prof. Dr. Thomas B. Fischer, a world

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Speedy work on more dams stressed

STAFF REPORT IBD: The Agriculture Forum Pakistan has urged the government to present Kalabagh Dam, Munda Dam and Bhasha Dam projects in the Council of Common Interests (CCI) and start working on priority basis on these dams, which can be built at the earliest, generate maximum electricity and provide greater resistance against devastation of floods."The government should consult local and foreign engineers on all these three dams and start working in this regard," said Agriculture

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Long-term training on animals health stressed

STAFF REPORT LHR: University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences Vice Chancellor, Prof. Dr Talat Naseer Pasha, has said that the short-term private sector insemination training workshops are playing havoc with the livestock as well as small farmers."The private sector’s one-month training workshops are insufficient to impart quality practical training, thus leading to complication for animals. Indirectly, the small farmers are also facing the brunt of complication to animal health," Dr

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Promotion of innovation, science in farming stressed

STAFF REPORT KHI: Agricultural research is a critical driver of growth and development in agricultural sector, however, Pakistan’s agricultural research system stands at a crossroads today. The devolution of agriculture and livestock to provinces and other long-term changes in the economy underscore the need for science-based decision-making on all agricultural policy making.Experts expressed these remarks during a high-level meeting on "promoting science and technology in agriculture in

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Capacity building stressed to tackle glacial lakes floods

STAFF REPORT PSR: Natural scientists and environmentalists say that communities’ involvement can mitigate the negative effects of glacial lake outburst floods in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s higher regions, preventing loss of lives and properties.At an orientation workshop of a newly-launched project, they said that the human and technical capacity building of the provincial public sector institutions dealing with climate change would enable them to understand and take measures for the prevention of

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Software export vitality stressed

STAFF REPORT IBD: A three-day national science conference has recently been held in Islamabad by the Pakistan Academy of Sciences (PAS) and hosted by PMAS-Arid Agriculture University.Addressing the conference, Prof Dr Atta-ur-Rehman, said that good governance and trained human resource is the only solution to economic problems of Pakistan. "Our skilled young generation with very high motives can solve problems and will enable us to overcome poverty in the country."In last decade

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