PARC RESEARCH ACTIVITIES, NEW INNOVATIONS WITNESSED.
A group of electronic and print media of Islamabad and Rawalpindi region has witnessed research activities of Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC) Rawal Watershed Field Station at Sitrameel and Crop Disease Research Institute (CDRI) Murree during their exposure visit to these research establishments.
The aim of the exposure visit was to acquaint the media about agri-research and development activities being carried out at these research components and lab to disseminate further these RandD activities, new innovations/technologies and information among stakeholders particularly farming community through media for awareness and adoption to increase productivity of agriculture sector in the country because "seeing is believing". The visit was conducted under media campaign of "Advocacy and Projection of PARC RandD activities to the stakeholders and in the Electronic and Print Media".
During visit to PARC Rawal Watershed Field Station (RWFS) at Satrameel, they witnessed various research and development activities at the station. Dr. Ghani Akbar, Senior Engineer and Project Incharge of the Station briefed them that the Station is one of the field sites of PARC that stretched over an area of 19 hectares (47 acres) of land with 42 acres covered with forest trees and 5 acres covered with high value agriculture.
Various soil and water conservation practices including biological measures (forest, land cover), engineering measures (loose rock check dams, rainwater harvesting ponds, gabion netted structures, groundwater recharge through dug wells, solar and gravity driven high efficiency irrigation systems), livelihood improvement interventions (fruit plants, off-season vegetables using tunnel farming, nursery raising, cereal crops) have been demonstrated at this site.
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|Title Annotation:||Pakistan Agricultural Research Council|
|Article Type:||Brief article|
|Date:||Jul 31, 2016|
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