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Agriculture, academia: Nepali envoy underscores need for enhanced ties




  • Nepali Ambassador to Pakistan Bharat Raj Paudyal on Friday called for strengthening agricultural and academia ties between the both countries to get benefit from each other experiences. He said this while talking to Vice Chancellor of University of Agriculture Faisalabad (UAF) Professor Dr Iqrar Ahmad Khan at Deans Committee meeting at Syndicate Room. The envoy was flanked by his spouse Totra Kumari Achaya and Deputy Chief of Mission Tirtha Raj Aryal. 

    The ambassador said both countries had the similarities in the culture and the collaboration would open up new chapter of progress for the both countries. He said that the universities played a pivotal role in the society building and a shift from darkness to lightness. 

    He added that the technical support from Pakistani agri experts to his country will help increase the agricultural productivity of Brazil. He said that Nepal had tremendous potential in biogas to cater the need of the energy as an alternative source. The biogas technology was being used by a large number of households in his country, he said, adding that Pakistan can benefit from it. 

    The UAF was enjoying a good reputation and had become a centre of agricultural knowledge, he added. The envoy sought the support from the UAF experts in this regard. He also gave a nod to the suggestions made by the Vice Chancellor to initiative the internship and linkage programme between the UAF and institutes of his country. The VC in his briefing said that the food security was the area of grave concern. The expedited efforts will pave a way to ensure the food for the both countries. 

    He further said adding that the UAF being the mother of all agricultural institutions in sub continent had helped in bringing the green revolution. The UAF linkages with Nepal’s educational institutes would strengthen the agricultural sector of both countries, he added. The Nepal ambassador along with UAF spokesman Professor Dr Jalal Arif also visited the Entomology Department, Citrus Nursery, Rosa Lab, poultry farms, biogas plants and post harvest labs of the universities. 

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