Senior Management Course, National Institute of Management Islamabad

The country is facing a challenge of food security for which we have to promote the latest agriculture practice in order to increase per acre production and to make agriculture a profitable profession. This was stated by University of Agriculture Faisalabad (UAF) Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Iqrar Ahmad Khan on Wednesday while taking to Senior Management Course National Institute of Management Islamabad delegation at Syndicate Room. The delegation was led by Dr Naila Jabeen. Prof Dr Iqrar Ahmad Khan said that it was the need of the hour to translate the knowledge into goods and service. He showed his concern a farmer’s son does not want to become a farmer due to low profitability. He said that the university was reaching out the farming community to promote the latest agricultural technologies and practice that will help in boosting up the productivity and farmers’ income. He was of the view that that we should also focus on alternative crops also for better income. We have to promote the climate resilient agriculture keeping the changing climate changes in view. Despite the fact of being an agricultural country, we are importing edibles items worth $10 billion that was a matter of concerns for the country. He was of the view that the poverty alleviation was directly linked to the agriculture development. He said that this year, the country had faced devastation due to floods that had played havoc with agriculture sector. He also briefed the delegation about the UAF working, history, research work, and the issues of the agricultural sector.