Signing Ceremony of Technical Operational Understanding for Support to Fruit and Vegetable Growers in Swat between Governments of Italy and Pakistan

Islamabad: An agreement for an amount of Euro 1.35 million grant Assistance and support to Fruit and Vegetable Growers in the Swat Valley, was signed between Government of Pakistan and the Republic of Italy on 12/3/2012 at Economic Affairs Division, Islamabad. Dr. Waqar Masood Khan, Secretary, Economic Affairs Division and H.E. Vincenzo Prati, Ambassador of Italy signed the agreement on behalf of their respective Governments.

The project will be implemented by provincial and district departments of Govt of Khyber Pakhtoonkhaw in collaboration with Institute of Agronomic per I’ Oltremare (IAO) of Italy and executed within one year.

2. The objectives of the project are as follows:-

A preliminary agro-environmental analysis for identification and planning of subsequent interventions.

Improve field production and post-harvest management including better marketing activities.

Identify and preserve local biodiversity and their promotion at national and international level.

Training of farmers on several subjects such as nursery and cultivation techniques, crop protection, and production of out of season vegetables.

For more information, contact:
Haji Ahmed Malik
Principal Information Officer
Press Information Department (PID)
Tel: +9251 925 2323 and +9251 925 2324
Fax: +9251 925 2325 and +9251 925 2326

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