Aug 24, 2016:
STEDEC Technology Commercialization Cooperation of Pakistan in collaboration with Regional Agricultural Economic Development Center (RAEDC) organized a seminar on “New Technologies and Techniques in Agriculture Sector” at Regional Agricultural Economic Development Centre (RAEDC) hall, Vehari. Seminar was attended by representatives from STEDEC, RAEDC, PCRWR and PCRET. Dr Ghulam Abbas, Director RAEDC; Ch. Mustaq Ali, EDO Agriculture; District Officer, Irrigation Department; Dy. District Officer, Extensions; Mr. Maqbool Shah, Asst. Director PW & QC; Mr. Zulfiqar Ali, Haq Sons Burewala; Mr. Hafeezur Rehman, PECRET; Mr Atiq-ur-Rehman Quresh, DGM North STEDEC; Mr Zameer Ahmad Soomro, Regional Director PCRWR; and Syed Raza Abbas, Managing Director STEDEC were the notable members who participated. Apart from them progressive farmers of Vehari, adjacent area field officers and important dealers of agricultural products were also present at the seminar.
Speakers’ emphasized on raising awareness of farmers and other stakeholders along with a need to build trust level with indigenous R &D institutions. Regional Director PCRWR discussed in detail new techniques regarding sowing of wheat and paddy crops which could yield substantial saving of water. Representative from PCRET briefly delineated on installation and advantages of solar tube wells.
PCRWR products, Water Filtration system and Soil tensiometer were demonstrated, which were highly appreciated by the participants. Soil tensiometers were subsequently installed within RAEDC premises for demonstration purpose so that efficiency of these can be observed first hand.