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December 7, 2017

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Training session to test indigenous hydroponics model starts at PMAS-AAUR

Training session to test indigenous hydroponics model starts at PMAS-AAUR

Rawalpindi: The 15 days seventh training session to test Indigenous Hydroponics model for growing vegetables commenced at Pir Mehr Ali Shah-Arid Agriculture University, Rawalpindi (PMAS-AAUR), here on Tuesday.
The project funded by Agriculture Development Bank of Pakistan aimed at training of 200 farmers with the mission of imparting training and experience the fruits of such a marvelous technology to all wide Pakistan.
This was the 7th training session out of eight, in which more than 35 farmers would get training on hydroponics technology. PMAS-AAUR, Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Sarwat N. Mirza was the chief guest at the inaugural session which is also attended by deans, directors and farmers from all wide country. Prof. Dr. Sarwat Naz Mirza acknowledged the efforts of the whole team for introducing hydroponics technology at local level which is cost beneficial as well as economically more efficient and high productive. He stressed the progressive farmers to adopt and spread this technology to the domestic and native areas in order to ensure food security and meet the future needs of Pakistan.
He hoped this technology will surely lead the progressive farmers to high productivity and also tends to improves economic conditions of the country as well. He emphasized the needs of training and said, “Farmers must experience this technology at domestic levels, identify the problems and weaknesses & come up with the suggestions for the further improvements in the system.” Formerly, Prof. Dr. Safdar Ali, Director Institute of Hydroponics Agriculture briefed the participants about the project in detail and its aims and objectives.

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