STAFF REPORT ISB A awards held STAFF REPORT ISB: A group of electronic and print media of Islamabad and Rawalpindi region has witnessed research activi- ties of Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC) Rawal Watershed Field Sta- tion at Sitrameel and Crop Disease Research Institute (CDRI) Murree during their exposure visit to these research establishments.

The aim of the exposure visit was to acquaint the me- dia about agri-research and development activities being carried out at these research components and lab to dis- seminate further these RandD activities, new innovations/ technologies and informa- tion among stakeholders particularly farming com- munity through media for awareness and adoption to increase productivity of agri- culture sector in the country because “seeing is believing”.

The visit was conducted under media campaign of “Advocacy and Projec- tion of PARC RandD activities to the stake- holders and in the Electronic and Print Media”. During visit to PARC Rawal Wa- tershed Field Station (RWFS) at Satrameel, they witnessed various research and develop- ment activities at the station. Dr. Ghani Ak- bar, Senior Engineer and Project Incharge of the Station briefed them that the Station is one of the field sites of PARC that stretched over an area of 19 hectares (47 acres) of land with 42 acres covered with forest trees and 5 acres covered with high value agriculture.

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