Saturday, 19 May 2012

UAF, Nestle to enhance cooperation in agriculture, livestock research

The University of Agriculture Faisalabad (UAF) and Nestle Pakistan Ltd will enhance their co-operation in the areas of agricultural and livestock researches especially keeping in view uplift of agrarian and dairy sector to increase milk, meat production and per acre yield with highly nutrient foods.
Memorandum of Understanding(MOU) signed b/w UAF and Nestle Pakistan Ltd
In this regard, a Memorandum of Understanding(MOU) was duly signed by UAF Vice Chancellor Professor Dr Iqrar Ahmad Khan and Nestle Pakistan Ltd Managing Director Ian James Donald.

National Institute of Food Science and Technology's Director General Professor Dr Faqir Muhammad Anjum, Nestle Chairman Syed Yawar Ali and other notables were also present on the occasion.

The Nestle will also invest in internship and general scholarships for the UAF students to increase the skills and equip them with the state-of-the-art education.

The UAF Vice Chancellor said that nutrient food was one of the areas in which country was lagging behind.

"Tangible steps on the part of farming community and scientists are required to ride out the challenge."

He showed his concern that per animal milk production in the country was very low compared to other countries despite the fact that "we were having 50 million livestock animals." He added that Pakistan was the food sufficient country but the water issues were disturbing the situation.

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