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Board of directors meeting of United Distributors Pakistan Limited

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Target set to cultivate 20mln tonnes of wheat this year: minister

Sri Lanka, Pakistan target US$ 1 billion trade by 2018

PM Abbasi arrives in Turkey to attend 9th D-8 Summit

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Punjab devises water distribution plan to overcome shortage

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Demanding their due : Farmers warn of further protest

Pakistan arrests 25 Indian fishermen, seizes four boats

PM leaves for Turkey today to represent Pakistan at D-8 Summit

Sri Lanka – Pakistan open consultation after 3 years, targets US1Bn trade by 2018

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PM to lead Pakistan delegation at D-8 Summit in Turkey

PPP wants peaceful, tolerant Pakistan: Bilawal

‘MP’s inclusion in Basmati area will spell doom for Punjab farmers’

Lutein & Zeaxanthin Supplementation for Macular Degeneration Could Lead to Significant Health Care Savings

Sri Lanka throws weight behind Pakistan’s bid to host SAARC summit: FO

Sri Lanka backs Pakistan bid to host Saarc summit: Foreign Office

Pakistan Maritime Security Agency arrests 25 Indian fishermen

25 Indian fishermen arrested by Pakistan's Maritime Security Agency

Farmers continue protest

PM Abbasi leaves for Turkey tomorrow to attend D-8 summit

Agriculture College Quetta to be upgraded

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Pakistan arrests 25 Indian fishermen

SC to decide Imran, Jahangir disqualification cases together

Rising Adoption of Efficient & Sustainable Farming Methods are Driving the Growth of Global Agriculture Robots Market

President urged Pakistan to invest in sugar and cement industries

Enraged farmers block major entry points

Farmers protest disrupts traffic

Sri Lanka President emphasizes need to further consolidate relationship with Pakistan

Jahangir Tareen seems to have submitted fake documents, remarks CJP

Global economy strengthening many equities and commodities beneficiaries

Sharif brothers blamed for farmers’ protest at Thokar Niaz Baig

Inconsistencies found in Imran Khan’s money trail: Pakistan SC

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urged Pakistan to invest in sugar and cement industries

BIG CAT BRANDZ ADDS CRANK CANVAS TO ITS BRAND PORTFOLIO

Farmers demanding release of funds to stage protest outside Punjab Assembly

Farmers’ protest continues in Lahore demanding release of funds

Pakistan, UK discuss Afghan peace

Farmers’ protest causes worst traffic mess on main highways

Pakistan just 13 years behind China and can catch up: envoy

BUSINESS IN BRIEF 19/10

Speakers demand govt to recognise women working in farming or livestock as agriculture workers

World Food Day observed across Pakistan

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About Us

The research For Agricultural Development Program (RADP) a mega program of Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC) funded through Public Sector Development Program. The Research and Development Program was designed to address the current and emerging needs of agriculture research and development. The program aims to initiate research on priority areas in 22 themes identified in consultation with National Agricultural Research System (NARS) in various sectors i.e., Crop Sciences, Natural Resources, Animal Sciences, Agriculture Engineering Division and Social Sciences with its own implementation mechanism through established PARC system. The program also addresses strengthening of the research infrastructure through supply of need base lab/field equipments, improvement of existing labs/offices, glass houses, new constructions and human resource development.

By the end of FY 2014-15, more than, One hundred and seventy (170) research activities/sub-projects were launched. Out of these, 115 sub-projects have completed their life. Sector wise numbers of the approved, ongoing and completed project are summarized in the table below.

 

Sr. No

Discipline

Completed

On-going

Total

1

Crop Sciences

57

22

79

2

Natural Resources

25

12

37

3

Animal Sciences

14

11

25

4

Social Sciences

18

09

27

5

AED

01

01

02

Total

115

55

170

 

     The research activities/projects in operation are reviewed annually by the senior management of PARC, with primary objective to quantify progress/outputs of each of these projects, assesses possible completion/funds utilization and to give directions for speedy achievements of set targets.

 Scope & Objectives:

  • Research: Priority research themes (22) and activities (120) identified in consultation with NARS/stake-holders to develop research plans.

  • Infrastructural development: Up gradation of research labs, green houses and other facilities at research establishments

  • Collaboration: International and national research collaboration.

  • Training: Human resource development.

  • To address the current and emerging needs of science based-agriculture development, food security, poverty reduction, economic efficiency & export competitiveness.

  • To serve as a mechanism for timely response to emerging research issues (Pest/disease epidemics, nutrient deficiency, climate change)

  • Develop technologies for maximizing productivity (per unit Land, labor, water, capital etc)

  • Move from research output to innovations as products and services for small holder

    The management structure of the project authorizes the Program Executive Committee (PEC) of the project to approve and fund research sub-projects on priority basis. Mechanism for approvals and implementation of the project has been provided in the project. Programme Steering Committee (PSC) under Seceratary M/o National Food Security & Research provides overall guidance and authorizes technical revision and reappropriation of funds within approved cost and scope.

 

 

Executing Agency:

Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC)

Project Cost:

Rs. 2963.000 Million

(LC:     Rs. 2086.51 million)

(FEC:  Rs. 876.49 million)

Duration:

60 months (5 years) (+24 months extended period)

Approval Date:

7th March 2007 by ECNEC

Start Date:    

3rd April, 2007

Expected Completion
Date:

June, 2017

Location:

PARC and its research stations

Releases:

Rs. 1628.814 million (up to June 2015)

Expenditure:

Rs. 1403.725 million (up to 30th June 2015)

Through forward:

Rs. 1559.275 million as on 1st July 2015

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