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Celebrating Norman Borlaug’s 100th Birthday

Celebrating Norman E. Borlaug’s 100th Birthday &
Commemorate 50 Years of Pakistan-US Cooperation in Agriculture

To pay tribute and mark the untiring efforts of late Norman E. Borlaug (Nobel Laureate) for his contribution in green revolution and his efforts for feeding the world growing population, Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC) in collaboration with International Wheat and Maize Improvement Center (CIMMYT) and United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) are hosting Jeanie Borlaug Laube (the daughter of Norman E. Borlaug) and other VIPs (national and international) in Pakistan to celebrate Norman Borlaug’s 100th Birthday and commemorate 50 years of Pak–US cooperation in agriculture.

Over the course of four days (April 22 – April 26, 2014), the events in Islamabad and Faisalabad will focus on the contribution of Norman Borlaug for humanity and showcase Pak-US and cooperation in agricultural research. The schedule for the event is as below:

Tuesday April 22, 2014

Visit of National Agricultural Research Centre (NARC), Islamabad

  • Plantation by Jeanie Borlaug Laube
  • Declaration of “Borlaug Avenue”
  • Visit of NARC wheat fields and exhibition
  • Ceremony to unveil the plaque to earmark the establishment of “Borlaug Institute for South Asia”-Pakistan

WednesdayApril 23, 2014

Mega Event at Marriott Hotel, Islamabad

  • Speeches by Current and founding Chairmen PARC, DG CIMMYT, USDA Officials, Minister and Secretary for National Food Security & Research, US Ambassador, Ms Jeanie Borlaug Laube – Chair BGRI and President Islamic Republic of Pakistan

Commemoration of Ag Counselor’s house as “Borlaug House”

ThursdayApril 24, 2014

Meeting of Female Agricultural Scientists at Ag Counselor’s house

Meeting of Ms Jeanie Borlaug Laube – Chair BGRI with Borlaug Fellows and Awardees


FridayApril 25, 2014

Visit of Ayub Agricultural Research Institute (AARI), Faisalabad

  • Speeches by Minister and Secretary Agriculture Punjab, DG (Ag Res), Director (Wheat), DG CIMMYT, Ms Jeanie Borlaug Laube -Chair BGRI and Chief Minister Punjab

SaturdayApril 26, 2014

  • BGRI group departs



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