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Agri News(RSS)

Fish farming needs a shot in the arm

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Model farms for catering to high-end foreign markets

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State govt’s farm loan waiver a welcome move, says Sharad Pawar

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Karachi to Lahore route: 123 dead, more than 100 injured in Pakistan oil tanker fire

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WB approves mid-term review social sector development in Pakistan

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73 dead, several wounded in multiple blasts in 3 Pakistani cities

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Multiple bombings in 3 Pakistani cities leave 73 dead, many injured

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Pakistan mourns attack victims;army launches crackdown on militants

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Multiple blasts rip through 3 Pakistani cities; 47 dead, 121 injured

Pakistan’s rice exports suffer as govt looks the other way

First Pakistan-owned wind power project starts operation

Multiple terror attacks in 3 Pakistani cities; 62 killed, 100 injured

UBL partners with Sindh Board of Revenue and Pakistan Agriculture Research to increase agriculture finance in Sindh

State Dept. Moves to Shut Office Planning Afghanistan Strategy The office of the special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, created in early 2009, will be folded back into a State Department bureau.

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State Dept. Moves to Shut Office Planning Afghanistan Strategy The office of the special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, created in early 2009, will be folded back into a State Department bureau.

Agricultural and Environmental Diagnostics Market Forecasts To 2022

62 killed in multiple blasts and firing in three Pakistan cities

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42 killed in multiple blasts and firing in 3 Pakistani cities

Narendra Modi's trip to US: India talking to US for strong statement on terror from Pakistan

Govt striving to improve farmers’ lives: minister

42 killed in multiple blasts and firing in 3 Pakistani cities

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Punjab Assembly’s steering committee approves SPFC afforestation project

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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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