Islamabad: Pakistan Agricultural Research Council has organized one day national stakeholder’s consultation workshop on ‘Mainstreaming Climate Smart Agriculture in Pakistan’ under the APN’s funded project ‘Pathways to strengthening capabilities on climate smart agriculture in Pakistan’. Stakeholders from various sectors including researchers, agriculture extensions, academia, policymaking institutes, NGO’s and progressive farmers participated in the workshop.
Chairman PARC, Dr. Ghulam Muhammad Ali highlighted the significance of agriculture for natural economy, impacts of climate change on agriculture and urged the need for adopting Climate Smart Agriculture practices to mitigate the impacts on agriculture. Further, he added that the capacity building in our Agriculture Service Delivery Organizations (ASDOS) is the need of the hour for the dissemination of CSA practices and technologies.
Dr. Bashir Ahmad, PI of the project, highlighted the deliverables and success stories. Prominent researchers and extension officers from provinces (Punjab, Sindh, Balochistan and KPK) highlighted the CSA status in their respective provinces. They also highlighted the importance of CSA and need for coordination and integration among all stakeholders at provincial and federal level.
(Atiq ul Ahsan Qureshi)
Incharge (PR&P), PARC