In pursuit of its goal to stimulate the growth of Agriculture Sector in Pakistan through support of stakeholders in this sector, Agribusiness Support Fund (ASF) has launched a series of workshops aimed at providing professional knowledge to people working in agricultural sector. These workshops have been planned in three major cities of Pakistan, Lahore, Karachi and Islamabad, said a spokesman of the ASF here on Wednesday.
The first three-day workshop of this series was held recently in Islamabad on “Cost Benefit Analysis for Agricultural Project” with Dr. Ali Muard, Director MBA Programme, University of Central Punjab, and an expert and amply experienced trainer imparting the training which ranged from introductory concepts of Cost Benefit Analysis, to its importance and significance and to its application in Agricultural Projects.
Dr. Ali Murad conducted the entire workshop in an interactive manner focusing on discussion and activity based learning techniques. He encouraged the participants to speak and take an active part in the discussions to make their understanding of the content clear. Examples from practical life were discussed frequently and all the participants shared real life problems and experiences to attain a good understanding of Cost Benefit Analysis.
It was an open registration workshop. Fifteen (15) participants from all over Pakistan attended the workshop. All of these participants were of top and middle management level, with a track of experience in the relevant field. The participants represented established organizations of Pakistan, working in the field of Agriculture one way or the other.
The participants appreciatedthe relevant content of the workshop and the interactive methodology of the trainer. They appreciated the coordination and the overall management of the workshop as well. Moreover, they cherished the idea of online workshop of the kind, by ASF, especially for those, living in the areas where internet facility is available. They expressed that online workshops will benefit those especially who remain unable to reach the venue ofthese workshops because of financial constraints for travelling and accommodation.