Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), in collaboration with Nestle Pakistan, is launching an Executive Certificate programme aimed at creating a cadre of competent and skilled professionals in the agribusiness sector. Nestle Pakistan is committed to supporting and promoting the development of competent agribusiness professionals as part of its Creating Shared Value (CSV) initiatives.
The Executive Certificate in Agribusiness Management (ECAM) is built around a series of short duration modules covering key disciplines of management with contextual relevance for agribusiness and the challenges currently facing the sector. “As a predominantly agricultural country, Pakistan needs to develop a class of professionals educated and trained in the relevant disciplines,” said Nestle Pakistan’s Managing Director, Magdi Batato. “The ECAM gives them the opportunity to do so and we at Nestle Pakistan are proud to be leading the initiative in collaboration with LUMS.”
The ECAM programme underscores the importance of the agriculture sector to the health of the economy. Agriculture contributes 21 percent of GDP and employs 44 percent of the workforce. The sector is pivotal to robust economic growth, development and alleviation of poverty. Nestle Pakistan and LUMS both recognise the role of the agriculture sector in Pakistan’s economy and how trained professionals will keep the country competitive with other leading agricultural economies around the world.-PR