Bianchera1STAFF REPORT IBD: Pir Mehr Ali Shah – Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi (PMAS-AAUR) and the Italian government will work together for the promotion of olive farming in Pakistan, with an aim to first produce enough olive oil for domestic consumption and then for export to the other markets.
This was decided at a recently held meeting between PMAS-AAUR Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Rai Niaz Ahmad and Dr. Marco Marchetti, Resident Coordinator, AFNEPAK Project, here. It was decided in the meeting that Italian government will provide technical and financial support while PMAS-AAUR in collaboration with other institutes BARI and ABAD spread olive oil plantations across thousands of acres in Punjab particularly in Potohar area.

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