livestock-farm_optSTAFF REPORT IBD: Chairman Pakistan Agriculture Research Council, Dr. Iftikhar Ahmed has said that as many as 10 animal sciences research projects worth over Rs 130 million are underway all across the country in order to promote livestock and fisheries sectors on agriculture.

While addressing a recently held daylong Inspection Workshop of ALP-PARC funded national coordinated Animal Sciences Projects, he said that in the post-devolution scenario, the PARC is currently focusing on providing financial support for nationally coordinated projects instead of individual institutional projects.

He said that most of the issues currently confronting growth of livestock and fisheries sector are addressed through these national coordinated projects.

Animal scientists and representatives from all the four provinces including Gilgit Biltistan and Azad Kahsmir participated in the workshop, focused to coordinate efforts of all the provinces for the development of livestock sector of the country. “Although PARC has no research establishment exclusively mandated to undertake animal science research in provinces, however, Agriculture Linkage Programme (ALP) is a major source of funding for such research project,” Dr. Iftikhar said.

He said, new project portfolios have also been opened for sponsoring exchange of agriculture scientists and experts, publication of research papers in international journals and presentation of research papers in international seminars and workshops.

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