Agriculture sector is a backbone of our economy. It is not only providing the food but also helping in the poverty alleviation. The food security and water scarcity are the major challenges facing the country and there is dire need to take initiatives to address these issues at national level.
This was stated by Prof. Dr. Rai Niaz Ahmad, Vice Chancellor, Pir Mehr Ali Shah–Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi (PMAS-AAUR) while addressing the students of Faculty of Agricultural Engineering who got internship at University’s Hydroponic Plant.
Prof. Dr. Rai Niaz Ahmad urged the agricultural engineers to develop the low cost machineries not only to increase the productivity but to help out the farming community. He also emphasised that there is dire need to train the farmers about the use of new technology/machinery to get maximum result.
Dr. Rai claimed that if the skilled engineers provide to the local farmer of Potohar region on hydroponics, the condition of Potohar region will be improved. He urged the researchers to understand the problems facing Pakistan and come up with new innovations and ideas. The vice chancellor advised the students that they have to work very hard with sincerity for the implementation of purposeful and effective goals.