Events at UAF

Training workshop on "kitchen gardening, tunnel farming and bio-gas"

The University of Agriculture Faisalabad has set up a community service center at Chak No. 45 G.D. in order to address the issues of farming community at their doorstep. It was stated at farmers’ training workshop titled ‘kitchen gardening, tunnel farming and bio-gas’ in which a large number of farmers and extension field staff participated. Earlier, the centre was inaugurated Institute of Horticultural Sciences Director Dr. Aslam Pervaiz, Director and District Officer (Agriculture Extension), Okara, Iqbal at the village.  
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Former Chief Secretary Balochistan Syed Shahid Hussain visits UAF

Former Chief Secretary Balochistan Syed Shahid Hussain on Thursday said that education and democracy can ward off challenges of feudalism and poverty from the said province. He addressed a large gathering of students of the University of Agriculture Faisalabad at Iqbal Auditorium. The event chaired by UAF Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Iqrar Ahmad Khan was arranged by Department of Public Relations & Publications (PRP).  
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Danish team visits UAF

Danish Agricultural expert and Agri Adviser Henry Jorgenson has called for cementing ties in the field of agriculture between the both countries in order to ensure food security. He was talking to University of Agriculture Faisalabad Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Iqrar Ahmad at Syndicate Room. He was flanked by Danish Agri Expert Werner Kofod Nielson. All UAF senior management was present on the occasion.  
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Workshop on Malnutrition

The malnutrition is a serious threat for Pakistan as 20 percent of population is facing acute malnutrition. This was echoed at the curriculum review workshop at the University of Agriculture Faisalabad. The session was chaired by UAF Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Iqrar Ahmad Khan where Dr. Nawazish A Khan, former faculty, University of East Carolina, USA. The event was organized by National Institute of Food Science and Technology in collaboration with Public Relations and Publications Department .   
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National conference on “Prospects, Challenges and Strategies to maximize sugarcane production”

It is a matter of concern that Pakistan is standing at 60 number in per-hectare production of sugarcane worldwide despite the fact that it is the fifth largest county in sugarcane cultivated area. This was echoed at national conference titled “prospects, challenges and strategies to maximize sugarcane production” arranged by University of Agriculture Faisalabad in collaboration with United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Ayub Agricultural Research Institute( AARI).  
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UAF Exhibition Centre 

The University of Agriculture Faisalabad has set up first-ever exhibition centre in the city in order to facilitate the researchers and industries to showcase their products. The Centre is established with the funding from Endowment Fund Secretariat (EFS) on the pattern of Lahore Exhibition Centre. It will start functioning from the next month. Situated in the heart of the city of textile, Faisalabad, the centre is comprised of 14 halls and provides 37,000 square feet covered area for the commercialization of products and providing knowledge to the industry and relative stakeholders. The centre has started working on commercial basis. In this regard, EFS-UAF has signed an agreement with China Pakistan Marketing Company for staging Pakistan Agri Expo 2014 here on May 28.  
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Concluding session of Leadership Capacity Building Workshop

The dream of becoming developed nation can be fulfilled by strengthening trained, skilled, committed to work and the honest manpower, said University of Agriculture Faisalabad Registrar Ch. Muhammad Hussain. He addressed the concluding session of Leadership Capacity Building Workshop held for the senior administration of the University at Syndicate Room.  
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Sports Gala arranged by Agrarian Society

The Punjab Government has earmarked Rs 400 million to set up a state-of-the-art women hostel for 1,000 students equipped with modern facilities at the University of Agriculture Faisalabad. It was approved at the meeting of Annual Development Programme.  
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The University of Agriculture Faisalabad and Farmers Associates Pakistan have inked a Memorandum of Understanding

The University of Agriculture Faisalabad and Farmers Associates Pakistan have inked a Memorandum of Understandings to strengthen their ties in research and outreach activities in order to increase productivity and to address the issues of farming community at their doorstep.   
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Workshop on “Students Leadership”

The MoU was duly inked by UAF Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Iqrar Ahmad Khan and Engro Vice President Babur Sultan. According to the agreement, the Engro would provide Rs 5 million during three year for the research and development, scholarship and training programmes. National Institute of Food Science and Technology Director General Prof Dr Masood Sadiq Butt and other notables were also present on the occasion.  
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University of Agriculture Faisalabad and Engro Food inked a Memorandum of Understanding to strengthen the research and development activities and industry- academia relations

The MoU was duly inked by UAF Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Iqrar Ahmad Khan and Engro Vice President Babur Sultan. According to the agreement, the Engro would provide Rs 5 million during three year for the research and development, scholarship and training programmes. National Institute of Food Science and Technology Director General Prof Dr Masood Sadiq Butt and other notables were also present on the occasion.  
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Public Lecture on “Agricultural Development, Trade and Bilateral Relations”

Former Chief Election Commissioner of India Dr Manohar Singh Gill on Friday said that ties between Pakistan and India need to be strengthened with dialogues, people-to-people contact and trade in order to get benefit from each other experiences. He addressed a special lecture on “Agricultural Development, Trade and Bilateral Relations” at the University of Agriculture Faisalabad at Iqbal Auditorium. UAF Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Iqrar Ahmad Khan and Agriculture Secretary Punjab Dr Ijaz Munir were also present on the occasion.
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Spouse of Former Indian Election Commissioner and member Rajya Sabha, Mahonar Singh Gill visits stalls at family fun day at UAF  

The women role in social economic uplift of Pakistan is remarkable that will bring positive changes in the way to progress and prosperity, said Former Indian Election Commissioner and member Rajya Sabha, Mahonar Singh Gill. He inaugurated the Family Fun Day and Sports Gala at the University of Agriculture Faisalabad. He said women empowerment in the development of any society is essential. I am impressed to see the active participation of women in different activities at the University. India and Pakistan had the similarities in culture. The agriculture is the contributing the lion share in the economies of the both countries. He said that joint efforts on the part of the agricultural experts and scientists are needed to cope with the issue of food insecurity and climate changes. He said that the Ludhiana University had set up a model of the outreach activities in order to address the farming community at their doorstep. He lauded increasing trend of the women enrolment at the varsity, touching 47 percent.
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Family Fun Day and Women Sports Gala

The University of Agriculture is kicking off family Fun Day and Women Sports Gala on March 27. The Fun day organized by the Institute of Rural Home Economics and Office of Senior Tutor will bring the colorful events including stalls of the handmade products, jewelry, handicrafts, dresses sketches and portraits. A kid corner will also set up to provide the entertainment for the kids including games, swings etc. The events will be inaugurated by UAF Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Iqrar Ahmad Khan at 10:00 am.
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Three-day Spring Flower Show

The University of Agriculture Faisalabad on Tuesday kicked off three-day Spring Flower Show. With numerous plants and flowers on display, the flower show also has a landscape features ornaments along with rangoli section. The show was inaugurated by UAF Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Iqrar Ahmad Khan who was flanked by all deans and directors. The show arranged by Institute of Horticulture Science remained a centre of attraction for the flowers lovers who thronged the UAF to have a delight of the spring colours. With the venue at the heart of the city, ‘the Flower Show’ is the ideal place for families.
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Inaugural session of International Workshop on Bio-Char

The soil fertility is showing declining trend that can be enhanced with bio-char in order to increase the agricultural production for ever-increasing population. This was stated by speakers at the inaugural session of International Workshop on bio-char arranged by the University of Agriculture Faisalabad.
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Governor Punjab Ch. Muhammad Sarwa visits UAF

Punjab Governor Ch. Muhammad Sarwar has said Punjab government has allocated the funds worth Rs 50 billion for providing clean drinking water by installation of water filtration plants to the people throughout the province as 80 percent of population don’t have an access to potable water, resulting in breaking out water-born diseases.  
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Seminar on "World Water Day"

Pakistan is running through a difficult time in term of water scarcity as the per capita water availability has touched to threshold level, said Parliamentary Secretary on Finance and Economic Affairs Rana Muhammad Afzal Khan. Keeping the situation in view, as many as 50 dams were being constructed in the country, he said while addressed a seminar arranged at the University of Agriculture Faisalabad on World Water Day.  
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UAF Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Iqrar Ahmad Khan and UAF North American Alumni Association, Canada President Dr Tahir ink a MoU to strengthen ties

The UAF North American Alumni Association, Canada and the University of Agriculture Faisalabad on Friday inked the Memorandum of Understanding to strengthen ties in academia and research. The MoU was duly inked by UAF Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Iqrar Ahmad Khan and Association President Dr Tahir. Talking to the Vice Chancellor, Dr Tahir said that the association is providing nine scholarships to the talented students in order to pursue their studies. He said that as many as Rs 7.55 million had been given to the UAF Endowment for the cause of education and research activities. He said each scholarship amount is Rs 48,000 per academic year. 
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Students perform at the Lyalpur Literature and Art Festival arranged by UAF

The nation can move the country to the height of progress by focusing on the message of the poet of East Allama Iqbal who guides us to cope with different odds facing the Muslim Ummah, said University of Agriculture Faisalabad Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Iqrar Ahmad Khan. He addressed the poetry contest held under Lyallpur Literature and Art Festival arranged by UAF. He said Allama Iqbal based his thoughts on the Holy Quran. Allama Iqbal aroused the Muslim from disappointment and reminded them of their future. The vision of poet of the East and his thoughts were instruments in awakening the Muslims that led to provide a home to the Muslim of Subcontinent to spent their lives independently and practice their religion.
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Bilingual Declamation contest at Lyallpur Literature and Art Festival arranged by UAF

Quality education and increased literacy rate are imperative to cope with the different challenges faced the country. This was stated by University of Agriculture Faisalabad Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Iqrar Ahmad Khan while addressing the Bilingual Declamation contest at Lyallpur Literature and Art Festival arranged by UAF. Addressing on the occasion, the Vice Chancellor said that the UAF was talking all measures to ensure the quality education at the campus by providing the latest facilities and latest teaching methods. He was of the view that festivity provides a platform to the students to exhibit their God-given qualities. He said that Pakistan was blessed with the talented youth who are the future builder of the country. He advised the students to set the goals in their chosen field that will help the country to make the progress. He said the the univeisty was committed to sharpening the skills of students not only in the classrooms but also outside the classrooms. The students should develop skills think out of the box to create their own world.
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The University of Agriculture Faisalabad will establish state-of-the-art satellite veterinary clinics on the outskirts of the City

The University of Agriculture Faisalabad will establish state-of-the-art satellite veterinary clinics on the outskirts of the city, said UAF Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Iqrar Ahmad Khan. He addressed the symposium on tick and tick borne diseases arranged by the Faculty of Veterniary Sciences (FVS). The clinic will provide modern medical facilities to the livestock and pets at the doorsteps of the dwellers.
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The Punjab Food Authority and National Institute of Food Science and Technology (NIFSAT), UAF inked a Memorandum of Understandings to work together for ensuring food safety

The Punjab Food Authority and the University of Agriculture Faisalabad’s National Institute of Food Science and Technology (NIFSAT) on Friday inked a Memorandum of Understandings to work together for ensuring food safety with collaborative research, awareness programmes and revision of food laws etc.
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The Pakistan Council for Science and Technology (PCST) has ranked the University of Agriculture, Faisalabad (UAF) as top university of Pakistan in the Degree Awarding Institutions for the Year 2014

The Pakistan Council for Science and Technology (PCST) has ranked the University of Agriculture, Faisalabad (UAF) as top university of Pakistan in the Degree Awarding Institutions for the Year 2014. The University received a highest score of 779.17 among all universities. Whereas, Islamia University of Bahawalpur and University of the Punjab, Lahore stood second and third with score 477.98 and 273.03 respectively.  
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University of Agriculture Faisalabad Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Iqrar Ahmad Khan inspects the Food Exhibition organized by NIFSAT, UAF

The food industry can fetch heavy revenue by promoting value addition and quality packaging at par with international standards that will help alleviate poverty in the country. This was stated by University of Agriculture Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Iqrar Ahmad Khan while inaugurating the Food Exhibition set up by the National Institute of Food Science and Technology (NIFSAT). He was flanked by NIFSAT Director General Prof Dr Masood Sadiq Butt. At the exhibition, the students exhibited the skills in producing the different value-added food items. 
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