NTHRI, Shinkiari ( May 2017) ……… TIKA Islamabad, NIFA Peshawar and PSF Islamabad jointly visited National Tea & Value Crops Research Institute Shinkiari on 19th May 2017.
The Director NTHRI welcomed the group at the institute with his team.. The delegation was led by Mr. Ibrahim Katirei Dy. Coordinator, Turkish Cooperation and Development Agency Islamabad. Director NTHRIdelivered detailed presentation about the long history of tea cultivation to present status and potential of this valuable crop besides other high value crops production. Later on guest were briefed in detail about Developmental activities with latest technology on high value crops i.e., fruits, vegetables, Kiwi, Olive cultivation and tea promotion in KPK.
The gusts visited tea Nursery, Plantation, Progeny Garden, Tea Processing Plants, Fruits & Vegetables section, Medicinal Block Area and NTHRI Display Center. They took keen interest in all of activities and highly impressed by achievements of NTHRI (PARC). The group showed their interest in mutual benefitwith NTHRI for the developmental activities up to the grass root level which will be benefited to improve the livelihood status and participatory approach for development of the local farmers and growers. The TIKA assured full assistants while the NIFA and PSF for provision of different medicinal plants and providing the facility of laboratory for analysis. However they were also interested to use the expertise of NTHRI in multi discipline research activities. At the end Delegation thanked to the Director, NTHRI, Shinkiari for fruitfull visit of the Institute.
(Dr. F.S. Hamid)