Golden Jubilee Celebrations - Event Archive

International Conference on "Urban, Peri Urban Agriculture: Empowerment and Value Chain Management"

The 70 percent population of the world will shift to cities by 2030 that will cause many crises including food security, increasing pollution and health hazards for the developing countries like Pakistan, said Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission Chairman Dr Ansar Pervez. He was addressing an International Conference on Urban, Peri Urban Agriculture: Empowerment and Value Chain Management arranged by the University of Agriculture, Faisalabad at New Senate Hall on Wednesday. The event was part of four-day Rabi Festival that was opened at the campus. As many as agriculture scientists from ten countries participated in it.       Read More...

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Prof. Dr. Iqrar Ahmad Khan addresses Teachers-Parents meeting of Laboratory School System

Development sans quality education is a mere dream that cannot be come true without expedited efforts to increase literacy rate especially in women as it is only 45 percent compared to 69 percent in men. This was stated by University of Agriculture Faisalabad Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Iqrar Ahmad Khan on Tuesday. He was addressing teachers-parents meeting of Laboratory School System at Iqbal Auditorium, UAF. The university is also running the school system to provide quality education at the campus.      Read More...

Symposium on Gender Based Violence

Speakers at a symposium on Friday urged the governmental and private sector organizations to expedite the pace of work on" Gender Equality and Justice" in a bid to make the society free from the curse of discrimination. They were addressing a symposium on gender based violence at the new senate hall, University of Agriculture Faisalabad.      Read More...

National Seminar on “Genetic Modified (GM) crops: A gateway to successful agriculture”

Food security situation has worsen in the country after climate changes and natural disasters as Pakistan is ranked at the 11thnumber in the list of food insecure countries among 148 nations while the situation in Bangladesh and India is also alarming but better than us as they are held at 20 and 25 numbers in the said list.      Read More...

Prof. Dr. Iqrar Ahmed Khan addresses to Turkish delegation

The University of Agriculture will name its two newly constructed hostels set up at Postgraduate Agricultural Research Station, UAF, on the names of Turkish leader Tayyip Erdogan and Abudulln Gul, prime minister and president of Turkey, in order to strengthen the bilateral ties and as a token of brotherhood and historic relationship.      Read More...

Workshop Entitled “Mango Sea-Freight Technology”

The Punjab government has allocated an amount of Rs 22 billion on water productivity on farm gate and Rs 2 billion for entire value chain in a bid to develop agriculture sector , said Provincial Agricultural Secretary capt (r) Arif Nadeem. He was addressing as a chief guest first national workshop entitled “mango sea-freight technology” arranged by the Institute of Horticultural Sciences, UAF at Video conference Room. The inaugural session of workshops was presided over by UAF Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Iqrar Ahmed Khan while German Scientist engr. Kurt Ullrich was guest of honor on the occasion.     Read More...

A state-of-the art research centre on dengue virus is likely to be set up at UAF

A state-of-the art research centre on dengue virus is likely to be set up on the directive of Punjab Chief Minister Mian Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif to fight the disease affecting 500 people daily and killing 9 to 10 people in a day. A feasibility report on the project will be finalized by the panel of scientists from various faculties of the university.    Read More...

A meeting of University of Agriculture Faisalabad officials with the delegation of seven billion Thailand company Agro Industry Food Business Group of CP

Although, poultry industry has emerged as the second largest industry of the country after textile with investment of 300 billion rupees, but per capita consumption of poultry meat is only 4.26 kilogram per annum in Pakistan owing to poverty as compared to 30 kg in the developed countries. It was revealed at a meeting of University of Agriculture Faisalabad officials with the delegation of seven billion Thailand company Agro Industry Food Business Group of CP Group at Syndicate Room . The meeting was chaired by Faculty of Animal Husbandry Dean Prof Dr Muahmmad Sarwar while the Thailand delegation was headed by company Vice Chairman Nutthakrit Sivarsi.   Read More...

Dr Muhammad Aqil Khan from CSISA addresses the participants of workshop on communication skills

Pakistan forest net has reduced to two percent against the international standard of 25 percent while it (forest net) was six percent at the time of independence. This was stated by the speakers while addressing a workshop titled Mass Communication Skills in Agriculture that was organized by the University of Agriculture in collaboration with Cereal System Initiative South Asia (CSISA) on Tuesday. The session was presided over by UAF Faculty of Agriculture Dean Prof Dr Muhammad Ashfaq while Dr Muhammad Aqil Khan from CSISA, Muhammad Asif, Project Director, Extension Department and Rao Farman Ali, EDO Agriculture Faisalabd also spoke. Dr Khalid Mehmood was the trainer on the workshop.  Read More...

Delegation of WAPDA Administrative Staff College visits UAF

Pakistan is spending as many as Rs 14 billion on pesticides, which are not only leaving hazardous effects on human health but also responsible for killing of many lives, in a year. This was revealed by Entomologist Scientist and Principal Officer, Public Relations and Publications, UAF, Prof Dr Muhammad Jalal Arif while briefing a delegation of 25 officials from WAPDA Administrative Staff College headed by Director Mubashir Mahmood at Vice Chancellor Syndicate, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad. Read More...

UAF Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Iqrar Ahmed Khan gives away medal to degree holder at convocation

It is a matter of great concern for agriculture sector to feed the ever-growing population of country due to diminishing agriculture land, traditional way of farming andclimate changes as the agri land is standing only 0.13 ha per capita while it was 0.42 ha per capita in 1961. This was stated by University of Agriculture Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Iqrar Ahmed Khan while addressing 19th convocation held at Iqbal Auditorium on Tuesday as nominee of Chancellor of the University and Punjab Governor Sardar Muhammad Latif Khan Khosa. Read More...

UAF Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Iqrar Ahmed addressed the inaugural ceremony of Crop Psychology Department Week at New Senate Hall,UAF

Pakistan can earn heavy amount of money by increasing the process of adopting new technologies and state-of-the-art researches by the farmers in their fields that is also essential to cope with the agri challenges This was stated by University of Agriculture Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Iqrar Ahmed Khan while addressing an inaugural session of the Crop Physiology Department Week as a chief guest on Monday held at New Senate Hall, UAF, in connection with ongoing golden jubilee celebrations of the university. Read More...

Concluding Ceremony of 15- Day “Training program in support of capacity development for Agricultural Trade in Afghanistan and Pakistan”

A 15- Day “Training program in support of capacity development for Agricultural Trade in Afghanistan and Pakistan” jointly organized by University of Idaho, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad and USAID concluded here on Saturday at New Senate Hall of the University. Addressing the participants from Pakistan & Afghanistan, the Chief Guest Prof. Dr. Iqrar Ahmad Khan said that Entrepreneurial skills enhancement program will pave new ways to boost economic activities with new marketing trends among both brotherly countries in the field of agricultural trade. He lauded the efforts of American Scientists Dr. Glyn and Dr. Barbara Rasco to disseminate innovative approaches though modern techniques and termed it golden opportunity for trainers. Read More...

Inaugural Ceremony of National Seminar on “Ground Water Management: Issues & Options”

Due to non availability of sufficient Water Reservoirs in the Country, the volume of Rainwater received by Sindh Province during the 4 week Monsoon spell is estimated to be over 49 million acre feet (MAF) almost equal to the capacity of 6 terbela dams. This big amount of water affected 23 districts including four million acres of land resulting in the destruction of 80% of cash crops and over 130 billion rupees in losses. This was stated by Prof. Dr. Iqrar Ahmad Khan, Vice Chancellor UAF while addressing the inaugural ceremony of National Seminar on “Ground Water Management: Issues & Options” organized by Department of Irrigation & Drainage UAF in collaboration with Endowment Fund Secretariat (USAID) at New Senate Hall of the University on Saturday. Read More...

Inaugural ceremony of a project “Social Research to Foster Effective Collaboration and Strengthen Pro-Poor Values”

Pakistan wasted 105 million acre feet (MAF) of rain and flood water into Arabian sea last year because of lack of water reservoirs and awareness among the people that is many fold more than capacity of Tabela Dam, depicting a grim picture of the situation. This was stated by University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Iqrar Ahmed Khan while addressing a inaugural ceremony of a project “social research to foster effective collaboration and strengthen pro-poor values” at New Senate Hall, UAF. It was organized by Department of Rural Sociology, UAF in collaboration with Agriculture Sector Linkage Programme (ASLP). Australian Scientists Dr John Spriggs and Dr Santra H.Muatafa were guests of honor on the occasion. Faculty of Rural Sociology and Agri Economics Dean Prof Dr Iqbal Zafar and Department of Rural Sociology Chairman Prof Dr Ashfaq Mann also addressed on the occasion. Read More...

Prof. Dr. Iqrar Ahmad Khan addresses a meeting of all Lecturers of UAF

The University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, has announced 20 scholarships to study abroad for the varsity’s teaching staff in order to enhance capacity building of the teachers that will help provide more quality education to the students. UAF Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Iqrar Ahmad Khan on Saturday addressed a meeting of all lecturers of UAF at new senate hall, UAF. The objective of the meeting was to listen and resolve the problems of the young lecturers and to map out a strategy for the uplift of the quality of education at the university. Read More...

The Organization of Islamic Countries (OIC) has ranked the University of Agriculture, Faisalabad (UAF) second best Pakistani university

The Organization of Islamic Countries (OIC) has ranked the University of Agriculture, Faisalabad (UAF) second best Pakistani university after Agha Khan University amongst all public and private institutions of higher learning across the country. This was stated by Prof. Dr. Iqrar Ahmad Khan, Vice Chancellor UAF while addressing the Assistant Professor’s Meeting as a chief guest held on Friday at New Senate Hall of the university. Read More...

Two-Week International Training Workshop on ‘Capacity Development for Agricultural Trade in Afghanistan and Pakistan’

Pakistan and Afghanistan, which are enjoying similar culture and norms, can generate heavy volume of revenue by increasing trade between them in every field including agriculture and industry. It was stated by speakers at the second phase of two-week International training workshop entitled ‘Capacity Development for Agricultural Trade in Afghanistan and Pakistan’ commenced on Monday at New Senate Hall, UAF. This was organized by the University of Agriculture, Faisalabad in collaboration with United States Department of Agriculture Foreign Agriculture Service.    Read More...

UAF on Thursday inked three memorandum of understandings (MoUs) with different organizations

The University of Agriculture, Faisalabad (UAF) has expedited the pace of work on the development of livestock sector as it (UAF) on Thursday inked three memorandum of understandings (MoUs) with different organizations in order to uplift the sector. In the first MoU, UAF and the Pakistan Agriculture and Dairy Farmers Association (PADFA) joined hands to spearhead the awareness, education and development-related activities to the farmers of the country pertaining to the areas of livestock and agriculture. The MoU was duly inked by UAF Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Iqrar Ahmed Khan and Chairman, PADFA, Ch Ghulam Murtaza Buter . According to the agreement, the UAF will carry out research, seminars, trainings, reviews and use of linkages and assessments as per requirements of the PADFA.    Read More...

Delegation from British Council visits UAF

A three-member delegation from British Council on Tuesday visited the University of Agriculture, Faisalabad to discuss the ways of commercialization of technologies initiated by university faculty through Business Incubation Centre (BIC), UAF. The delegation headed by Jo Chaffer, Development Trainer Consultant stationed at Kathmandu includes Ben Isaac, Higher Education Project Manager, Central and South Asia (Dhaka), and Sara Pervez, British Council Manager Pakistan.    Read More...

Seminar on the Plantation of Miracle Tree "Moringa"

Pakistan can earn heavy foreign exchange by boosting up investment in the marketing of tangible research products and transfer the knowledge into goods and service in a bid to expedite the process of the development. This was stated by University of Agriculture Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Iqrar Ahmad Khan while addressing a seminar on the plantation of miracle tree Moringa , which is decaled a plant of 21st century by the NASA, at Club Rest House, UAF.    Read More...

The University of Agriculture, Faisalabad (UAF) and Punjab Medical College (PMC), Faisalabad inked a Memorandum of Understanding

The University of Agriculture, Faisalabad (UAF) and Punjab Medical College (PMC), Faisalabad inked a Memorandum of Understanding for their collaboration in the areas of research, academia, trainings, information dissemination, exchange of staff and students, internship of trainee students.   Read More...

Closing Session of one day seminar on Functional and Nutraceutical Foods

Functional foods and diets rich in nutraceuticals along with regular exercise, stress reduction and maintenance of body weight may help maximize health and reduce disease risk. This idea was explicated by Prof. Dr. Masood Sadiq Butt in Closing Session of one day seminar on Functional and Nutraceutical Foods (Let Food Be the Medicine) under Pak-US joint project at National Institute of Food Science and Technology, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad. Furthermore, he also emphasized on the dietary inclusion of such health beneficial and health promoting foods.  Read More...

Sitara-i-Imtiaz conferred on Prof Dr Iqrar Ahmed Khan

President Asif Ali Zardari has conferred prestigious civil award Sitara-i-Imtiaz on Prof Dr Iqrar Ahmed Khan, Vice chancellor, University of Agriculture Faisalabad, for his valuable contribution to the field of agricultural education and research. This was announced on the occasion of 65th Independence Day of the country. In this regard, investiture will be held on the coming Pakistan Day, Mach 23, 2012, in which he will be decorated with the civil award.  Read More...

Flag-Hoisting ceremony held to mark the Independence Day

Pakistan is running under severe challenges including worsening law and order situation, financial crunch and natural calamity. It is essential to fight the challenges by following the sayings of the Quaid-e-Azam Muhamad Ali Jinnah and spending the life according to the injections of Islam. This was stated by University of Agriculture, Faisalabad Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Iqrar Ahmed Khan at the flag-hoisting ceremony held to mark the Independence Day at Iqbal Auditorium. The day was started with the recitation of Holy Quran after that special prayers were offered for the prosperity of the country at Central Mosque, UAF. Flag hoisting ceremony was administrated by the UAF Vice Chancellor. Read More...

Director, USAID Punjab, Ms Beth Paige visits UAF

USAID Fulbright Program has sponsored 182 new students including 78 women. Currently, 75 Pakistanis are being supported by the Fulbright program as Master's and PhD candidates; nearly 30 percent are women and minorities. The program has a 98 percent return rate with 106 Masters-level graduates returning to Pakistan this year to join an increasingly expanding alumni network across Pakistani universities. Read More...

Faisalabad Commissioner Tahir Hussain presided over the meeting of Faisalabad Research Forum

The city administration, educationalists and medical doctors have vowed to expedite the pace of work on transferring the knowledge into goods and services by taking all segments of society on board in a bid to address issues including water, energy, diseases and many others confronting a common man. Read More...

Five-day training entitled Field and Laboratory Techniques for the Study of Volant and non-Volant Small Mammals

Five-day training entitled Field and Laboratory Techniques for the Study of Volant and non-Volant Small Mammals arranged by the Department of Zoology and Fisheries, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad concludes at new senate hall. The concluding session was chaired by UAF Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Iqrar Ahmed while National Institute for Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering (NIBGE) Director Dr Zafar Mahmood was also guest of honour. Read More...

Punjab Agriculture & Meat Company (PAMCO) and UAF ink MOU

Punjab Agriculture & Meat Company and University of Agriculture Faisalabad (UAF) have inked Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in order to promote seedless Citrus orchards in Layyah & Bhakkar Districts. The MOU signing ceremony was held at UAF Vice Chancellor’s Chamber. Both the parties were agreed for the propagation of certified seedless citrus plants.         Read More...

6-member team of agricultural experts from Sudan visits UAF

The University of Agriculture, Faisalabad and Gezira University, Sudan on Thursday agreed to work together in the field of horticulture and wheat breeding in a bid to strengthen the bilateral ties in the field of science and technology. Six-member delegation of agricultural experts from Sudan visited the UAF and met UAF Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Iqrar Ahmed Khan at Syndicate Room. The delegation comprised Gasim Abdullah Daffallah Abdullah, Abdel Halim El Hassan Mohamed Khair, Osman Mohammed El Amin Maqbool, Khidir Gebereli Musa Edres, Salah Babiker Bakhiet Hamid and Mr Faisal.         Read More...

UAF to launch Food Engineering Programme

The University of Agriculture, Faisalabad is launching Food Engineering Degree Programme this year in a bid to produce trained manpower to cope with challenges of food security and value-added produces. This was stated by University of Agriculture, Faisalabad Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Iqrar Ahmad Khan while addressing an international seminar on solar energy at New Senate Hall, UAF. Prof Dr B.K Bala from Bangladesh Agricultural University was guest of honour while Faculty of Engineering Dean Prof Dr Rai Niaz Ahmed also spoke on the occasion.         Read More...

National conference on ‘Forestry and Climate Changes’

Pakistan, which is one of the worst victims of climate changes, is having only 4.8 percent forest that is much below the international standard which is 25 percent of total area while India gets the share of 21 percent forests of its available land resources. It was revealed at a national conference on ‘Forestry and Climate Changes’ arranged by the Department of Forestry, Range Management and Wild Life at old senate Hall, UAF on Monday. The session was presided over by UAF Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Iqrar Ahmad Khan while Mahmood Akhtar Chemma, Manger, International Union Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Islamabad and Prof Dr Sarwat Naz Mirza, Dean, University of Mir Ali Shah Arid Agriculture, Rawalpindi were guest of honours. Faculty of Agriculture Dean Prof Dr Muhammad Ashafaq also spoke on the occasion         Read More...

Two-week International training workshop entitled ‘Capacity Development for Agricultural Trade in Afghanistan and Pakistan’

A two-week International training workshop entitled ‘Capacity Development for Agricultural Trade in Afghanistan and Pakistan’ organized by the University of Agriculture, Faisalabad in collaboration with Trade Corridor Working Group of Afghanistan, Pakistan and United States concluded on Saturday at New Senate Hall, UAF.         Read More...

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Higher Education Commission Director Publications Ayesha Ikram visited the University of Agriculture Faisalabad

Higher Education Commission Director Publications Ayesha Ikram on Thursday visited the University of Agriculture Faisalabad and inspected various research and development projects funded by HEC and other funding agencies. She also called on UAF Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Iqrar Ahmed Khan and discussed the matters related to education, researches and innovations. She also made a visit to women complex comprising three hostels and inspected facities provided to the women. She also visited Day Care Centre, various research laboratories and projects at different locations at campus including Controlled Atmosphere Lab (CA Technology ), Post-harvest Lab, National Institute of Food, Science and Technology (NIFSAT) and ROSA Project . She attended question-answer session of a lecture on ‘Pakistan-United States Relations towards Future’ delivered by Jennifer Larson, Public Affairs Officer, US Consulate General, Lahore at new senate hall. She also attended an international workshop on agriculture trade between Pakistan and Afghanistan being conducted by USAID at video conference room. Prof Dr Jalal Arif, Principal Officer, Public Relations and Publications, UAF briefed her about the projects. Wasim Khaliqdad, Assistant Director, Publications also accompanied her.        Read More...

United States President Barack Obama is planning to visit Pakistan this year in order to strengthen bilateral relations, said Jennifer Larson, Public Affairs Officer, US Consulate General, Lahore

United States President Barack Obama is planning to visit Pakistan this year in order to strengthen bilateral relations, said Jennifer Larson, Public Affairs Officer, US Consulate General, Lahore. She was addressing students at a session on ‘Pakistan-United States Relations towards Future’ organized by the Directorate of Students’ Affairs, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad. The session was chaired by UAF Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Iqrar Ahmed Khan.       Read More...

Life Technologies (Pvt ) Ltd, Kyber Pakhtunkhwa, and University of Agriculture, Faisalabad inked a Memorandum of Understanding(MoU)

Life Technologies (Pvt ) Ltd, Kyber Pakhtunkhwa, and University of Agriculture, Faisalabad on Monday inked a Memorandum of Understanding(MoU) to develop suitable formation of certain plant species which are source of plant growth promoters at farm level for commercialisation.  The MoU inked by Mushraq Ahmad, Chief Executive, Life Technologies and Shahzad M.A. Basra from Department of Crop Psychology, UAF was approved by UAF Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Iqrar Ahmad Khan. The UAF has identified and verified the certain plant species and now it will joint research project with the company to develop more extradition process and formulations at farm level. The Departments of Agronomy and Crop Physiology, UAF and the company will collaborate in evaluation of polymers formulated to enhance the seed emergence, early seedling establishment and development of suitable formulations for commercialization.      Read More...

Two-week Training Programme in Support of Capacity Development for Agricultural Trade in Afghanistan and Pakistan

A two-week Training Programme in Support of Capacity Development for Agricultural Trade in Afghanistan and Pakistan is kicked off on Monday at Video Conference Room of the University of Agriculture, Faisalabad. The event organized by the UAF is jointly sponsored by Trade Corridor working Group of Afghanistan, Pakistan and United States. Instructors from US Dr Glyn Bledsoe and Dr Barbara Rasco are giving training to the participants while as many as 30 participants hailing from four corners of Pakistan and Afghanistan are attending the training. The programme is aimed at enhancing the capacity among the people of both countries to boost up trade that will lead to the development. In the days to come in various training sessions, the participants would be trained about the theory and practices in adult education, skills and curriculum development, effective presentation, identification of current trade impediments that affect the ability to deliver high quality food at sale points in both countries, water quality, worker hygiene and fertilizer/ chemical use and developing a sanitation programme and food safety hazards respectively.      Read More...

Concluding session of a 5-Day training course on “Nutrition In Emergency (NIE)”

The acute malnutrition rate among children in Southern Punjab is shocking that is 16%, which is 1% above than high emergency threshold level set by World Health Organization (WHO). While the rate of severe malnutrition associated with highest rates of mortality is 3.5% in the same area. This was revealed at a concluding session of a 5-Day training course on “Nutrition In Emergency (NIE)” held under the auspices of National Institute of Food Science and Technology (NIFSAT), University of Agriculture Faisalabad in collaboration with the United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) at Nestle Hall.      Read More...

Training programme entitled “Food Safety Management System”

Pakistan loses fresh food items worth 50 billion rupees every year because of lack of food preservation and value-addition technology. Pakistan fruit export is only standing at 4.25 per cent of the total production whereas major exporting countries such as Greece, Morocco and Spain export over 50 percent of the produces. This was stated by University of Agriculture Faisalabad Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Iqrar Ahmad Khan while presiding over a training programme entitled “Food Safety Management System” at Nestle Hall. The session was organized by the National Institute of Food Science & Technology (NIFSAT) , UAF in collaboration with the Small and Medium Enterprises Development Authority(SMEDA). Alamgir Chaudhry, Provincial Chief, SMEDA Punjab was the chief guest on the occasion       Read More...

One-day Seminar on "Awareness raising regarding human rights and minorities affairs”

Speakers at a workshop called for taking radical steps to protect the rights of minorities comprising 3 percent of total population and to end domestic violence from the society by creating awareness and ensuring punishment to the offenders. They were addressing one-day seminar titled “awareness raising regarding human rights and minorities affairs” arranged by the Department of Rural Sociology, University of Agriculture Faisalabad in collaboration with the Human Rights and Minorities Affairs Department, Govt of Punjab.      Read More...

Conference on "Policy Aspects for Water Irrigation"

Pakistan is becoming water scarce country as since independence, the per capita water availability has decreased to 500 percent and the situation is worsening with each passing day, said Indus Regulation System Authority (IRSA) Chairman Rao Irshad Ali Khan. He was addressing a conference on Policy Aspects for Water Irrigation arranged by the Department of Agriculture Economics at New Senate Hall, UAF. He said in 1951, per capita water availability was 5600 Cubic Meter (CM) but now it has decreased to 1000 CM and in 2025 the per capita availability will stand at 800 CM.      Read More...

Meeting of Citrus Working Group at the University of Agriculture Faisalabad

Punjab Agriculture and Meat Company (PAMCO) will establish various specific crops production zones in different parts of the province under which grapes zone will be set up in Cholistan while new disease-free citrus zone will be set up in Bhakkar and Layyah as well as olive zone in Attock . This was stated by company Chief Executive Dr Hamid Jalil while addressing the meeting of Citrus Working Group at the University of Agriculture Faisalabad.     Read More...

A state-of-the-art Computer-Added-Design and Computer-Added Machine (CAD, CAM) lab has been set up at the Department of Farm Machinery, University of Agriculture Faisalabad

A state-of-the-art Computer-Added-Design and Computer-Added Machine (CAD, CAM) lab has been set up at the Department of Farm Machinery, University of Agriculture Faisalabad in order to equip young agricultural engineers with the practical training especially keeping in view to obtain fruits of reverse engineering.    Read More...

Workshop on “Imparting Practical Training in Molecular and Biochemical Techniques”

A week long workshop on “Imparting Practical Training in Molecular and Biochemical Techniques” organized by the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad concluded here on Tuesday. Islamia University of Bahawalpur (IUB) Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Muhammad Mukhtar was the chief guest on the occasion. The workshop was aimed at polishing the skills of the participants in order to equip them with molecular and biochemical techniques.    Read More...

International Conference on "Strengthening Skills of Young Professional in Pakistan and Afghanistan"

Pakistan and Afghanistan on Monday joined hands to cope with agricultural challenges by strengthening extension network and enhancing skills among extension workers of both countries with the cooperation of United States. It is prerequisite to expand the network as only one extension worker is assigned the task to make the capacity building of the population of ten thousand people in Pakistan.    Read More...

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Prize Distribution Ceremony of the Clinical Biochemistry Short Course

Infants mortality rate in Pakistan is higher than other countries as it is 65.1 per 1000 as compared to India that is 30, 18 in Sri Lanka and 20 in China. It was stated by the speakers at prize distribution ceremony of the clinical biochemistry short course arranged by the Department of the Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of the Agriculture Faisalabad at old campus.    Read More...

 

International seminar titled on Environmental issues and challenges

Speakers at a seminar stressed the need to take measure to face the environmental challenges that has started playing havoc with the people of the country. It was stated at an international seminar titled on Environmental issues and challenges at old senate hall, the University of Agriculture Faisalabad on the eve of World Environmental Day. The function was organized by the Department Of Structure And Environment Engineering.    Read More...

 

The Halal Science Center of Chulalongkorn University and National Institute of Food Science and Technology, University of Agriculture Faisalabad have inked a Memorandum of Understanding

The Halal Science Center of Chulalongkorn University and National Institute of Food Science and Technology, University of Agriculture Faisalabad have inked a Memorandum of Understanding for exploring new avenues in the field of Halal food science through joint academic and personnel development programs .    Read More...

 

Speech Competition on the issue of Environment

The average temperature over Pakistan will increase from 1.3 to 1.5°c by 2020 and from 2.5 to 2.8 °C by 2050s due to increasing pollution that would cause to melt the glaciers. During the last century, average annual temperature over Pakistan increased by 0.6 °C with the temperature increases over northern Pakistan being higher than over southern Pakistan (0.8 °C versus 0.5 °C).    Read More...

 

HEC Chairman Dr. Javed R Leghari addresses concluding session of an international seminar on Crop Management

Higher Education Commission Chairman Javaid R Laghari urged the agricultural scientists to execute more quality research to feed the increasing population as 68 million people will be added to the population in the next 20 years that is more than the total population of Germany.    Read More...

 

HEC Chairman Dr. Javed R Leghari addresses a gathering of tens of thousands of the women students , faculty and employees of the UAF

Higher Education Commission Chairman Dr Javed R Leghari on Thursday termed the allegation of ethical scandal, University of Agriculture, leveled by some persons baseless and termed it a conspiracy to defame the educational institution. He said: “I certify that the scandal is baseless and does not belong to the university.”   Read More...

 

International Seminar on "Crop mangment: issues and option"

The production of wheat has increased 24.3 million tons from 16.9 million tons, rice’s production increases to 7.0 million tons from 4.0 million tons and the cotton’s production increases to 14.3 million bales from 10.6 million bales during the last fifteen years. This was stated by speakers at the international seminar on crop mangment: issues and option. The seminar was presided over by Faculty of Agronomy, UAF, Dean Prof Dr Muhammad Ashfaq and was arranged by Department of Agronomy. Former Agriculture Development Commissioner Dr Muhammad Hanif was the chief guest on the occasion.  Read More...

 

Seminar on "Optimising canal and groundwater management to assist water users associations in maximizing crop production and managing salinisation with Australian assistance"

Speakers at a seminar called for adopting latest water management trends to save groundwater and agricultural water and to prevent water theft as a step to fight water crisis confronting the country. They were addressing a seminar on the project titled optimising canal and groundwater management to assist water users associations in maximizing crop production and managing salinisation with Australian assistance arranged by the Water Management Centre, UAF. Read More...

 

Launching Ceremony of "Youth Enterprises Generator"

Speakers at a seminar called for educating and polishing innovative and entrepreneurial skills among the youth as 70 percent of the total population of this country is lying under the age of 30 years, highest ratio in the region, while 30 percent of the youth is illiterate. They were addressing at the launching ceremony of a Youth Enterprises Generator at University of Agriculture Faisalabad in association with Department of Rural Sociology. The session was presided over by UAF Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Iqrar Ahmed Khan while Youth Engagement Services Network (YES) Country representative Ali Raza Khan was the chief guest, British Council representative Salman, Global Innovators Representative Ashoka and Rural Sociology Department Chairman Prof Dr Ashfaq Ahmad Maann also spoke on the occasion. Read More...

 

Characterization of Indigenous Goats and Chicken for Documentation and Monitoring

The challenge to increase the production and quality of food demands more efficient and urgent actions in the management of the genetic diversity available between and within breeds across various species of animal genetic resources. Animal genetic resources are not only valued for their current economic, social and cultural aspects, but also as sources of genetic variability to overcome future challenges that will emerge in production systems. It is important to understand and to be able to appropriately characterize animal breeds as well as the environments in which the management of these genetic resources is conducted. Pakistan is rich in animal genetic diversity and goats are very important and fastest growing livestock species. The goat diversity in Pakistan is reflected by more than 25 breeds distributed in various agro-ecological zones of the country. These breeds have evolved through natural selection for adaptation to specific conditions varying from very cold to very hot environmental conditions. Read More...

 

Certificates’ Distribution Ceremony of the Veterinary Diploma Holders

Speakers at a seminar called for taking steps to counter dropout trend in educational institutes and to pay special focus on education in children and youth. There are 70 million people across the country who are either lying under the age of 17 or have dropped out in matriculation. Read More...

The UAF has redeveloped a wheat thresher by using the reverse engineering process

The University of Agriculture Faisalabad has redeveloped a wheat thresher by using the reverse engineering process, decreasing the cost of production Rs 50, 000 of the said machine and reducing 300 kilograms in the weight of it. It also saves 1.5 liter of fuel per hour and work with improved efficiency. Read More...

Delegation of European Commission headed by Mr Berent de Groot

As many as 81 percent of total Pakistan fruits export consists of only three items Kinnow, dates and mangoes whereas 46 percent of total Pakistan vegetables goes to potato, 21 percent onion and share of other fresh vegetables is standing at 30 percent. This was stated by University of Agriculture Faisalabad Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Iqrar Ahmed Khan. He was addressing a delegation of European Commission headed by Mr Berent de Groot at new senate hall, University of Agriculture Faisalabad. Prof Dr Muhammad Amjad, Director Institute of Horticultural Sciences (IHS), Prof Dr Jalal Arif Principal Officer PRP and Prof Dr Amanullah Malik were also present on the occasion.  
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Seminar on "Policy, Adequacy and Awareness about Agricultural Financing

Agriculture sector gets only 4.9 percent share of total loans from the banks whereas corporate sector is gaining 63.5 percent, bank’s staff 2.3 percent, consumer financing attains 8 percent and small and medium enterprises gets 9.9 percent. It was a crux of a seminar titled Policy, adequacy and awareness about agricultural financing arranged by the Agriculture Credit and Micro-financing Department, State bank of Pakistan in collaboration with Agri-Economics Department, University of Agriculture Faisalabad at New Senate Hall, UAF.   Read More...

Seminar on “Implementation of the Biosafety Protocols”

Although BT cotton is being cultivated on 2.4 million hector area in Pakistan with the introduction of 29 biotechnological enriched varieties of the said crop but the country is lagging behind 25 years from the world in the field of biotechnology. It was stated by the speakers of a seminar titled “Implementation of the Biosafety Protocols” at new senate hall, University of Agriculture Faisalabad. The session was arranged by the Institutional Bio-safety Committee, CABB, UAF with Vice Chancellor, UAF, Prof Dr Iqrar Ahmed Khan in the chair while renowned agricultural scientist Dr Kausar Abdullah Malik was chief guest on the occasion.   Read More...

Seminar on “Livestock Breeding Policy and Strategy”

The University of Agriculture Faisalabad will introduce two breeds of hens in a couple of years to increase the eggs production in the country. It was stated at a two-day seminar titled “livestock breeding policy and strategy” arranged by the Department of Animal Breeding and Genetic. The session was presided over by UAF Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Iqrar Ahmed Khan and while Director Breed improvement Dr Tasneem Akhtar was the chief guest on the occasion.   Read More...

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Seminar on “Linear Score System for Beauty in Dairy Animals”

The scoring mechanism for the beautification of milking animals first time in the history of Pakistan is being developed to meet the criteria set by international market. This was stated by University of Agriculture Faisalabad Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Iqrar Ahmed Khan. He was presiding over a seminar titled “Linear score system for beauty in dairy animals” arranged by the Department of Animal Breeding and Genetic, UAF at new senate hall, UAF.   Read More...

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Inaugural Session of a Two-Day Seminar on “Enhancing Ruminant Production Through Nutritional Manipulation”

Former Punjab Livestock Minster Mumtaz Ahmed Manhes on Monday demanded the government put a ban on the transportation of milking animals from Punjab to Sindh as 800,000 highly milk-producing animals are being slaughtered in Karachi and most of them are being purchased from Punjab, causing a decrease in production of milk in the Punjab.   Read More...

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Seminar on "Research Strategy"

The University of Agriculture Faisalabad is carrying out 151 research projects worth Rs 640 million rupees while amount for the research projects three years ago was standing at Rs 200 million. This was stated by University of Agriculture Faisalabad Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Iqrar Ahmed Khan while addressing a conference arranged by the office of research, innovation and commercialization at new senate Hall UAF.   Read More...

The Business Incubation Centre, University of Agriculture Faisalabad, and Agrow Private Limited

The Business Incubation Centre, University of Agriculture Faisalabad, and Agrow Private Limited on Friday inked an accord to transfer the technology of everlasting roses to farmers to produce alcohol free perfume. The farmer can earn from the pearls Rs 0.2 million per acre but with the production of perfume from the roses, the farmers can get Rs 1.2 million per acre.   Read More...

Two-Day workshop on "Environment Controlled Housing"

As many as 6,500 central poultry farms are operating across the country against the demand of 4,000 farms. Only in Lahore, 2,500 farms are functional producing 1.6 million kilogram of chicken per day against the demand of 0.7 million of the chicken. This was revealed by speakers at a two-day workshop titled Environment Controlled Housing at new senate hall, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad. The session was organized by the Department of Poultry Science and was presided over by UAF Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Iqrar Ahmed Khan.   Read More...

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A Conference on “Role of Livestock in Pakistan Economy”

Although Pakistan is standing at the 4th position in the list of largest milk producing countries across the globe, but it is matter of concern that the country is importing powder milk worth $180 million annually. This was stated by speakers at a conference titled “role of livestock in Pakistan economy” arranged by the Department of Livestock Management, University of Agriculture Faisalabad at old senate hall, UAF. The session was chaired by Punjab Livestock and Dairy Development Board CEO General (retd) Muhammad Ali while Faculty of Animal Husbandry Dean Prof Dr Muhammad Sarwar and Department of Livestock management Prof Dr Muhammad Younis also spoke on the occasion.   Read More...

A Memorandum of Understanding inked between the University of Agriculture Faisalabad and the Youth Engagement Service (YES) Network Pakistan

A Memorandum of Understanding inked between the University of Agriculture Faisalabad and the Youth Engagement Service (YES) Network Pakistan to set up a Youth Enterprise Generator to provide educational and infrastructural access, interest-free credit and business management skills, local and international exposures and peer network to the youth of the city. UAF Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Iqrar Ahmed Khan and YES Chief Executive Officer Ali Raza Khan signed the MoU on Friday at the university. The program will help young people gain the appropriate knowledge, skills and attitude they need to secure jobs or to start their own businesses. The goal of the program is to inspire and equip young people to become agents of positive change. The university is the number one university in the field of agriculture across the globe. It has produced 850 PhD scholars and conducted enormous research, community building and outreach events, set to gain the same number only in one decade. The university is engaged in providing quality education and giving a bright future to the students. It has also played a vital role in the field of agriculture.   Read More...

National Conference on “Recent Trends, Challenges and Future Strategies of Agri. Extension in Pakistan”

Speakers at a conference on Friday called for enhanced role of extension workers in narrowing the gap exists in per acre agricultural yield being produced by progressive growers and traditional farmers. They also stressed the need to make our production suitable to the standard set by the World Trade Organization through taking tangible steps and educating the farmers.   Read More...

 

Punjab Agriculture Minister Malik Ahmad Ali Aulakh Addresses the 36th Meeting of the University of Agriculture’s Senate

Cotton leaf curl virus is likely to play havoc with the crop as the virus was responsible for the damage of crop in Pakistan amounting to US five billion dollar from 1992 to 1997, said Prof Dr Rob W. Briddon, the American scientist. Briddon who is also a member of HEC Foreign Faculty and working with NIBGE was addressing an international conference titled Breeding Crops for Stressed Environment arranged by the Department of Plant Breeding and Genetics, University of Agriculture Faisalabad. The session was presided over by UAF Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Iqrar Ahmad Khan while Director General, Ayub Agriculture Research Institute, Dr Noor ul Islam was chief guest on the occasion. He said that the virus broke out in 1967 and entered first time in Pakistan in 1988 in Multan because of American cotton variety named S12.   Read More...

International Conference titled "Breeding Crops for Stressed Environment"

Cotton leaf curl virus is likely to play havoc with the crop as the virus was responsible for the damage of crop in Pakistan amounting to US five billion dollar from 1992 to 1997, said Prof Dr Rob W. Briddon, the American scientist. Briddon who is also a member of HEC Foreign Faculty and working with NIBGE was addressing an international conference titled Breeding Crops for Stressed Environment arranged by the Department of Plant Breeding and Genetics, University of Agriculture Faisalabad. The session was presided over by UAF Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Iqrar Ahmad Khan while Director General, Ayub Agriculture Research Institute, Dr Noor ul Islam was chief guest on the occasion. He said that the virus broke out in 1967 and entered first time in Pakistan in 1988 in Multan because of American cotton variety named S12.   Read More...

Launching ceremony of the book titled “A Treatise on the Civil Service of Pakistan : The structural –Functional History 1601-2011” written by Kiran Khurshid

The first book of its kind titled “A Treatise on the Civil Service of Pakistan : The structural –Functional History 1601-2011” written by Kiran Khurshid, a DMG officer from 34th batch , was launched at the New Senate Hall, University of Agriculture Faisalabad. Kiran Khurshid, who is currently working as Deputy Secretary Higher Education Department of Punjab also author of another book titled “A gazetteer by the native” and has compiled “A catalogue of Revenue Estate in Tehsil Sadar Faisalabad with site map”. She has contributed many research articles and has been a visiting faculty member of Government College University Lahore and teaching the coursers at MPhil level in the evening session. She is doing PhD from GCU, Lahore.  Read More...

Seminar on "Pakistan's Foreign Affaires with Special Reference to India"

India is getting 17 percent of GDP in the shape of tax while Pakistan is gaining only 10 percent of the GDP as tax. It is prerequisite to enhance to tax net to face the economic challenges, said senator (r) and former ambassador Akram Zaki. He was addressing a seminar titled Pakistan's Foreign Affaires with special reference to India organised by the Department of Social Sciences and Humanities, University of Agriculture Faisalabad, senator (r) and former ambassador Akram Zaki was chief speaker while UAF Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Iqrar Ahmad Khan was chief guest on the occasion. He hailed the latest improvement in Pakistan and India relations saying that cricket diplomacy is a step to streamline our relations and hoped that breakthrough can come out in the result of it. Talking about 1965 war, he recalled the help made by Turkey, Iran China and Indonesia and stressed the need to further enhance ties with the countries. Read More...

International Seminar on "Integrated Pest Management (IPM) and Entomological Neglected Issue"

Speakers at a seminar on Wednesday called for using biotechnology and bioinformatics to control insect damaging various crops that would help meet the requirement of agricultural need of our country and boost economy. They were addressing an international seminar titled Integrated Pest Management (IPM) and Entomological Neglected Issue at the Farmers Syndicate Hall, UAF that was presided over by Entomology Department Chairman Anjum Sohail. Ex-Chairman Entomology Dept Dr Muhammad Akhtar was the chief guest while Dr Shamshad Akbar was the guest of honour on the occasion. Dr Anjum Sohail in his opening address said the seminar is a step to sensitize the public about IPM. He said the IPM is a system discouraging excessive use of pesticide spray on various crops and this standard is set by WTO for the export of any commodity. He said that entomologists were in the high demand in the world with the growing agricultural need of the world. He said his dept was committed to producing skilled manpower and to give the solution to the entomological problems facing the country. Read More...

International Seminar on “Recent Trend in Entomological Education”

It is a prerequisite to cut excessive use of pesticide spray on various crops to meet the standards set by WTO for the export of any agricultural production. The use of excessive spray is not making the crops less hygienic but also putting a barrier for the export of crops in our country. This was said by University of Agriculture Faisalabad Prof Dr Iqrar Ahmad Khan on Tuesday while addressing an international seminar titled “recent trend in entomological education” at farmers syndicate hall, UAF. Read More...

International Symposium on Palm Dates: Domestication, Distribution Production and Marketing

Iraqi educational institutes and the University of Agriculture Faisalabad are likely to start a joint venture on various projects to boost the agricultural productions of both countries. Iraqi Ambassador Rushdi Mahmood Rasheed on Tuesday addressed an international symposium on palm dates: domestication, distribution production and marketing as a chief guest arranged by Institute of Horticulture Sciences, UAF at new senate hall that was presided over by UAF Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Iqrar Ahmad Khan. Read More...

International Symposium on Palm Dates

France, the 2nd largest agricultural producer in the world, and the University of Agriculture have joined hands to work together to improve agricultural production of Pakistan. French Ambassador Daniel Jouanneau on Monday addressed an international symposium on palm dates as a chief guest arranged by the Institute of Horticulture Sciences, UAF at new senate hall that was presided over by UAF Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Iqrar Ahmad Khan. He said since 1996, yield per acre of dates’ production in Pakistan has not increased but decreased where the total date production in the world has increased 166 percent. Read More...

Inaugural Ceremony of Drip Irrigation Mechanism

University of Agriculture, Faisalabad has established Model Farm at Post Graduate Agricultural Research Station (PARS) Jhang road with the installation of Drip Irrigation Mechanism along with Modern Precision Agriculture approaches in order to attract farming community towards innovative approaches. In this regard an inaugural ceremony of Drip Irrigation Mechanism was held at PARS. Prof. Dr. Iqrar Ahmad Khan, Vice Chancellor UAF inaugurated the model farming project. Read More...

The Punjab Educational Endowment Fund (PEEF) Scholarship Award Ceremony

The Punjab Educational Endowment Fund (PEEF) on Wednesday awarded scholarships to 79 students belonging to low-income class and studying in University of the Agriculture Faisalabad.The programme is aimed at providing financial support for brilliant students who cannot afford the expense of education. The scholarship award ceremony was held at the new senate hall of the university. UAF Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Iqrar Ahmad Khan presided over the session while PEEF Vice Chairman Amjad Saqib was the chief guest and PEEF CEO Kamran Shamas was guest of honor. Director Colleges Faisalabad Rana Muhammad Munawar Khan, UAF Director Student Financial Assistance Brig(r) Javed Anwar and Faculty of Agriculture UAF Dean Prof Dr Muhammad Ashfaq were also present. Read More...

Visit of Uganda Envoy Muhammad Ahmad

Pakistan and Uganda will work together and cooperate in the field of agriculture with the exchange of researchers. This was stated by Uganda Envoy Muhammad Ahmad in a meeting with University of Agriculture Faisalabad Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Iqrar Ahmad Khan at VC chamber. Read More...

Workshop on “Computer Technology Development and Management”

Pakistan is standing at 87th position in information technology across the globe while India has secured 43rd position so that the said industry demands special intention of our government to boost economy. It was stated by speakers at a workshop titled “Computer Technology Development and Management” organized by the Department of Computer Sciences, University of Agriculture Faisalabad in collaboration with IT Board, Azad Jammu and Kashmir. UAF Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Iqrar Ahmad was the chief guest on the occasion.    Read More...

Seminar on "Communication Skills"

Speakers at a seminar stressed the need to enhance communication skills among the people as it is a prerequisite for not only the development of a person but also play vital role in the progress of a country. They were addressing a seminar titled Communication Skills organized by the Department of Social Sciences and Humanities, University of Agriculture Faisalabad on Monday at new senate hall UAF. The session was presided over by UAF Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Iqrar Ahmad Khan.   Read More...

Seminar on “Role of Agricultural Machinery in Poverty Alleviation and Food Security in Pakistan”

It is need of the hour to generate solar energy as power crisis is not only shrinking industries but also affecting agricultural production.  It was stated by speakers while addressing a seminar titled “role of agricultural machinery in poverty alleviation and food security in Pakistan” organized by the Department of Farm machinery and power University of Agriculture Faisalabad on Saturday. Dr Ashraf, Dean, Faculty of Science, UAF was the chief guest on the occasion.   Read More...

International Seminar for Private and Public Sector/ Stakeholders Promotion of Agriculture Mechanization in Pakistan

Punjab Agriculture Minister Ahmad Ali Aulak on Friday urged the agricultural scientists and farmers to take tangible steps and use modern techniques for fighting the agricultural challenges confronting the county. He was addressing an “international seminar for private and public sector/ stakeholders promotion of agriculture mechanization in Pakistan” arranged by the Department of Farm Machinery and Power, University Of Agriculture Faisalabad at new senate hall, UAF.   Read More...

International Seminar on “Resource Conservation Technology"

The huge abstraction of groundwater has resulted in lowering the depth of groundwater from five to seven metres in the Punjab. This was stated by Dr Rai Niaz Ahmad, Dean, Faculty of Agricultural Engineering and Technology, University of Agriculture Faisalabad while addressing an international seminar titled the “Resource Conservation Technology: at old senate hall, UAF.   Read More...

Seminar on “Research and Development in Agriculture”

Pakistan is getting comparatively low wheat production that is 2170 kg/ha while India, China and France are obtaining 2578 kg/ha, 3667 kg/ha and 7603 kg /ha respectively. It was revealed in a seminar titled “research and development in agriculture” organized by the Department of Farm and Machinery, University of Agriculture Faisalabad. Acting UAF Vice Chancellor and Faculty of Agriculture Dean Prof Dr Muhammad Ashfaq was the chief guest while Dr Jahangir Khan Sial, former Dean, UAF and Agricultural Engineering Dept, BZU Director, was the guest of honor. Prof. Dr. Rai Niaz Ahmad, Dean Faculty of Agricultural Engineering and Technology, UAF, Dr Iqbal Chairman Farm Machinery and Power and Dr Manzoor Ahmad also spoke on the occasion.   Read More...

Seminar on "Water for Cities"

Pakistan and Iraq should cement ties espicially in the field of agriculture by the exchange of delegation of agricultural scientists, said Iraq ambassador Rushdi Al-Ani on Friday. Azad Jammu and Kashmir President Raja Zulqarnain and Rushdi Al-Ani visited the University of Agriculture on the ongoing golden jubilee celebrations of UAF.   Read More...

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Azad Jammu and Kashmir President Raja Zulqarnain and Rushdi Al-Ani visited the University of Agriculture on the ongoing golden jubilee celebrations of UAF

Pakistan and Iraq should cement ties espicially in the field of agriculture by the exchange of delegation of agricultural scientists, said Iraq ambassador Rushdi Al-Ani on Friday. Azad Jammu and Kashmir President Raja Zulqarnain and Rushdi Al-Ani visited the University of Agriculture on the ongoing golden jubilee celebrations of UAF.   Read More...

Session on “Value Addition in Pakistan: Challenges and Opportunities”

The Zarai Taraqiati Bank Limited (ZTBL) and University of Agriculture on Friday agreed to work together for enhancing transformation of new technology and researches to the farmers community to face the agricultural challenges. ZTBL Chief Executive Zaka Ashraf addressed a session titled “value addition in Pakistan: challenges and opportunities” arranged by the National Institute of Food Science and Technology, University of Agriculture Faisalabad in collaboration with Pakistan Society of Food Scientists and Technology” on Friday. UAF VICE chancellor Dr Iqrar Ahmad Khan lauded the steps taken by bank in this regard.  Read More...

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International Seminar on "Horticulture and Agribusiness in Developing Countries" Jointly organized by Embassy of Republic of Indonesia and University of Agriculture Faisalabad

Pakistan and Indonesia have a combined population of more than 400 million people, which offers a lucrative market and a huge potential for agriculture products and awareness about the health and medicinal benefits of fruit, vegetables and organic food is growing resulting in the expansion of horticulture products market around the world. Stated by Indonesian Ambassador to Pakistan Mr. Ishaq Latuconsina after signing an MOU of Bogar Agricultural University Indonesia and University of Agriculture Faisalabad, and addressing the participants of an International Seminar on Horticulture and Agribusiness in Developing Countries jointly organized by Embassy of Republic of Indonesia and University of Agriculture Faisalabad here in Old Senate Hall on Thursday morning. Read More...

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Symposium on “Livestock Production: Natural and Global Prospective"

It is need of the hour to expand livestock industry as for there is a lot of potential in exporting Halal meet after meeting our requirement, said Livestock & Dairy Development, Punjab, Chief Executive General(r) Muhammad Ali on Thursday. He was addressing a symposium “titled livestock production: natural and global prospective” arranged by Faculty of Veterinary Sciences and Faculty of Animal Husbandry, University of Agriculture Faisalabad. Read More...

Alumni Association's 57th Meeting

Speakers at Kissan convention on Tuesday urged farmers to adopt modern technology keeping in view precision agriculture bio-technology and other techniques that would double agriculture and livestock production in a short span of time "Pakistan can not only meet its own requirement but also earn heavy money from exporting agricultural and livestock value- added products" they added. Read More...

Kisan Convention

Speakers at Kissan convention on Tuesday urged farmers to adopt modern technology keeping in view precision agriculture bio-technology and other techniques that would double agriculture and livestock production in a short span of time "Pakistan can not only meet its own requirement but also earn heavy money from exporting agricultural and livestock value- added products" they added. Read More...

Executive Director HEC Sohail Naqvi Visits UAF Golden Jubilee Festival

Executive Director, Higher Education Commission Islamabad, Dr. Sohail Naqvi unveiled the plaque of 2nd day of a weeklong celebration of the festival. During his whole day visit, he inaugurated various events and witnessed the stalls exhibited in the festival. He along with UAF VC Prof. Dr. Iqrar Ahmad Khan inspected various stalls at Agri. Exhibition. He visited ITRCDB and inaugurated the new installments in the centre. Later he visited Horse & Cattle show, Tent Pegging competitions, and Basket Ball Championship where he inaugurated the Basket Ball Court and witnessed the match.  Read More...

50 years of University of Agriculture and Washington State University: Legacy

Pakistan is facing many challenges related to agriculture and in the days to come, the situation will worsen because of global changes and other factors, said scientists at a seminar. The seminar titled “50 years of University of Agriculture and Washington State University: legacy” was arranged by the University of Agriculture at new senate hall, UAF on Monday and presided over by Prof. Dr. Rafique Khan, former UAF Vice Chancellor. Scientists from abroad were Dr. Barbara, Gleyn E Bledsoe, Dr Mark S. Hoddle, Dr. Mrs. Karistana Hoddle, Dr Ghazanfar while other notables included former UAF VC Dr Bashir Ahmed and Dr Manzoor A Qureshi. Read More...

Inauguration Ceremony of the Agriculture University’s Golden Jubilee Celebrations

It is need of the hour to increase per acre agricultural production by adopting new researches and technology to cater increasing demand of agriculture, said Minister for Agriculture Malik Ahmad Ali on Sunday. He was addressing the participants at inauguration ceremony of the Agriculture University’s Silver jubilee celebrations. Read More...

Workshop on “Rehabilitation and Guidance of Special Children and Inclusive”

Only 30,000 out of total 3.7 million disabled people avail the facility of going to school and get educated in Pakistan, presenting a grim picture of the situation. This was stated by speakers at a workshop titled “rehabilitation and guidance of special children and inclusive” arranged by the Rural Home Economics Department, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad on Friday at Students Training Centre.
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Seminar on “Futuristic Approach Towards Home Economics Education”

Hundreds of sport lovers thronged a sport gala opened at the University of Agriculture Faisalabad on Monday. Many sports events including football, crickets, hockey, water polo, handball, basket ball etc were arranged at the gala. The sport gala is held ahead of golden jubilee celebrations of the university commencing from next week, giving an opportunity to locals to entertain and get refuge from the monotonous routines. Read More...

Inauguration of the Sports Gala

Hundreds of sport lovers thronged a sport gala opened at the University of Agriculture Faisalabad on Monday. Many sports events including football, crickets, hockey, water polo, handball, basket ball etc were arranged at the gala. The sport gala is held ahead of golden jubilee celebrations of the university commencing from next week, giving an opportunity to locals to entertain and get refuge from the monotonous routines. Read More...

Visit of "Allied Division of National Security and Ware Course of National Defence"

Farming profession is declining and a very little number of farmers send their kids to Agricultural universities as their desired field of study is found medicine that’s why UAF has started to partially get the students intake after 10 years of education to avert the disappointing situation. This was stated by UAF VC Prof. Dr. Iqrar Ahmad Khan while addressing the 45 member participants of Allied Division of National Security and Ware Course of National Defence University, Islamabad who visited the University under Rear Admiral Khan Hasham Bin Saddique’s command here on Tuesday morning. Read More...

Food Development Competition 2011

Pakistan is facing high post-harvest losses ranging from 20 to 40 percent. On the other hand, low value addition from 3 to 5 percent of total food production has also become a matter of concern, said speakers at the Food Development Competition 2011, University of Agriculture Faisalabad. The competition was organized by National Institute of Food Science and Technology (NIFSAT), UAF in collaboration with Pakistan Society of Food Scientists and Technologists Nestle Pakistan Limited, Pakistan at Nestle Hall. UAF Vice Chancellor Dr Iqrar Ahmad Khan presided over the competition while Prof Dr Jean Francios Grongnet Agrocampusm Rennes, Frances was the chief guest on the occasion. Read More...

Two Week Training Workshop on “Incorporating technology in education (ITE)”

Last ten to fifteen years have seen unprecedented growth in information technology which drastically transformed every field of our life. UAF has erected four video conference rooms and established a directorate of information technology, resource center and data bank so as to get benefit from the knowledge being produced in the developed world. It was stated by UAF VC Prof. Dr. Iqrar Ahmad Khan while addressing the participants of two-week training workshop on “Incorporating technology in education (ITE)” organized by Department of Computer Science in collaboration with Higher Education Commission here in new senate hall on Friday morning. Read More...

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Concluding Session of Three Day International Conference on “Technological and scientific aspects of dairy products with special reference to French Cheeses”

Punjab government is going to establish milk and meat safety agency to explore new horizons of business opportunities in dairy and livestock industry as global halal industry is touching new heights of trillion dollars. Revealed by provincial secretary livestock and dairy development Mr. Jahanzeb Khan while addressing the participants of concluding session of three day international conference on “Technological and scientific aspects of dairy products with special reference to French Cheeses” as chief guest here in Nestle Hall on Wednesday evening. Read More...

International Seminar on “Cotton Research & Production in China”

Pakistan & China have great potential to enhance Cotton production by utilizing bilateral cooperation in order to exchange Germplasm and genetic resources as well as exchange of scientists & students. This was stated by Prof. Dr. Du. Xiongming, Dean of Germplasm division Cotton Research Institute Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences while calling on Prof. Dr. Iqrar Ahmad Khan, Vice Chancellor UAF in his Chamber and during his Special Lecture in an International Seminar on “Cotton Research & Production in China” organized by Pakistan Society of Plant Breeders & Geneticists at Farmer Syndicate Hall here on Tuesday. Read More...

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Three Day International Seminar on “Technological and scientific aspects of dairy products with special reference to French Cheeses”

Pakistan is a leading country with a huge number of buffaloes and cattle that could transform the country into a prosperous nation of the world if we proper exploit a tremendous business potential in the dairy and livestock sector as only cheese has 62 billion $ business in the world and Pakistan by having elite breeds of cows and buffalos can harness the potential effectively. These views were expressed by the speakers of three day international seminar on “Technological and scientific aspects of dairy products with special reference to French Cheeses” here in new senate hall of the University under golden jubilee celebrations on Monday morning. Read More...

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One Day Workshop on “Linking Biodiversity Preservation and Food Security”

World food security could be threatened if wild relative plants species of the crops grown by mankind for food are not conserved. Climate change will bring great environmental changes, food insecurity, water shortage, terrorism, refugees, natural, economic, and social disaster, and loss of biodiversity in a more dangerous fashion. Pakistan is signatory of CBD (Convention on Biological Diversity) and is a land of contrasts in many respects as perhaps no other country of this size has such a variety of habitat and topography. A recent study predicts that as much as 22% of wild relatives of important food crops such as peanuts, potato and beans will disappear by 2055 because of changing climate and different threats. Out of 30000 edible plant species, slightly over 100 plant species are cultivated to provide 90% food and among them three species wheat, rice, and maize are providing 2/3 of total food. These views were expressed by the speakers including UAF VC Prof. Dr. Iqrar Ahmad Khan, Vice Chancellor Federal Urdu University of Arts and Science Karachi Dr. M. Qasir, Chairman Pakistan Science Foundation Dr. Mansoor Hussain Sumaro, Dr. Zabta Khan Shanwari, French Attaché of scientific cooperation for universities M. Frederic Bessat, and Dean Faculty of Science Prof. Dr. Muhammad Ashraf while addressing the participants of an inaugural session of a one day workshop on “Linking biodiversity preservation and food security” here in New Senate Hall on Thursday morning. Read More...

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One Day Seminar on “Current Health Challenges and their Treatment by Natural Medicines”

170 million people around the Globe are suffering from Hepatitis C while Liver diseases have affected 350 million population of the World. 1.29 million Americans and 5 million Pakistanis are victim of Hepatitis B. These figures were presented by the Scientists and Herbal Medicine Experts at One Day Seminar on “Current Health Challenges and their Treatment by Natural Medicines” organized by Institute of Horticultural Sciences (IHS) in collaboration with Pakistan Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Associations at Landscape and Floricultural Studio UAF here on Thursday. Read More...

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International Training Workshop on “Development and application of decision support tools to conserve and sustainable use genetic diversity in indigenous livestock and wile relatives”

Livestock is the largest sub-sector of agriculture, contributing about 53% of the agriculture value added and sharing 12% of national exports amounting to 1538 billion rupees. Indigenous goats and poultry are very valuable parts of our farm animals as the goats are the fastest growing species of farm livestock and chicken are important supplier of eggs and meat in the rural areas and contribute significantly to the egg (1/3rd) and meat availability (1/4th) in the country. This was stated by Regional Director International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) Prof. Dr. MNM Ibrahim while addressing the participants of inaugural session of an international training workshop on “Development and application of decision support tools to conserve and sustainable use genetic diversity in indigenous livestock and wile relatives” as keynote speaker here in New Senate Hall on Monday morning. Read More...

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Inaugural Session of Horticulture Week

An International Agriculture Centre will be set up at University of Agriculture Faisalabad to provide a firm foundation to the sector by focusing on genetic revolution, climate change, biotechnology, precision agriculture, efficient use of agricultural inputs by linking the 50 years legacy of UAF with new challenges and needs of the next fifty years. This was stated by UAF VC Prof. Dr. Iqrar Ahmad Khan while addressing the participants of inaugural session of horticulture week at Institute of Horticultural Sciences on Monday morning. Read More...

Inaugural Session of Training Workshops on “Identification of plant pathogenic fungi, and identification and demonstration of plant parasitic and beneficial nematodes”

University of Agriculture Faisalabad is in the process of revamping and revisiting its past 50 years glory and chalking out a progressive agenda for the next fifty years by holding a series of national and international events on the campus. UAF VC Prof. Dr. Iqrar Ahmad Khan said this while addressing the participants of an inaugural session of training workshops on “Identification of plant pathogenic fungi, and identification and demonstration of plant parasitic and beneficial nematodes” as chief guest here in Farmers Syndicate Hall on Tuesday morning. Read More...

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International Seminar on “Drug addiction and risks related to HIV & AIDS”

Restricting the drugs demand by inculcating and educating the youth and school going kids, the growing tendency of drug supply could be curtailed effectively. Every year, there are 7 to 10 million addicts used to get drugs through collective use of needles and syringe out of them 4 million suffer HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis-C. Majority of the drug addicts of below 30 years of age used to spend 90 rupees daily on drugs. The sentiments expressed by the speakers of an international seminar on “Drug addiction and risks related to HIV & AIDS” organized by Department of Rural Sociology in collaboration with Faisalabad Welfare Forum and Rotary International here in new senate hall on Friday morning.Read More...

Workshop on "Implementation of Development and Aplication of Decision Suport Tools to Conserve and sustainability use Genetic Diversity in Indigenous Livestock and Wild Relatives"

Scientists at a seminar on Monday called for developing farm animal genetic resources to increase the production of livestock manifold and to meet the challenges of increasing demand of livestock in the country. The workshop titled "Implementation of Development and Aplication of Decision Suport Tools to Conserve and sustainability use Genetic Diversity in Indigenous Livestock and Wild Relatives" was organized at the New Senate Hall, University of Agriculture Faisalabad. The Department of Animal Breeding and Genetics and Endowment Fund Secretariat in collaboration with the International Livestock Research Institute organized the seminar which was presided over the university Vice Chancellor Dr Iqrar Ahmad Khan.Read More...

International Symposium on Sustainable Rural Development and Food Security

Intellectual poverty is worst form of poverty which leads the nations towards sustainable deprivation and only 5% population age group of 18-28 years have access to the higher education with lion share of AIOU students as they were offering distance learning to its degree seekers. Poverty, inequality and food security are the most crucial and persistent problems being faced by humanity and progress towards elimination of poverty and food insecurity has generally been far from satisfactory. It was stated by UAF VC Prof. Dr. Iqrar Ahmad Khan addressing the participants of International Symposium on sustainable rural development and food security as chief guest here in new senate hall on Saturday morning. Read More...

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International Seminar on Halal Food Produciton

Halal food market of 580$ billion is completely captured by Non-Muslims who cater the needs of the 2.0 billion Muslims consumers around the world. Pakistan needs to harness the tremendous potential of exporting Halal food to billions of Muslim consumers as in US, out of 9 million Muslims each one is spending $6 daily on Halal food which is processed and handled by non-Muslims. Emphasized by UAF VC Prof. Dr. Iqrar Ahmad Khan while addressing the participants of inaugural session of International Seminar on Halal Food Production organized by National Institute of Food Science & Technology here in Nestle Hall on Friday morning. Read More...

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One Day Colloquiam on Water Crises and Choices: A post-flood Scenario

Chairman Indus River System Authority (IRSA) Rao Irshad Ali Khan has revealed that Inter-provincial disputes on water were not the new ones but it was happened at the time of implementing the Sutlej Valley Canal Project duringin 1932.. He was addressing the participants of one day colloquium on “water crisis and choices: post-flood scenario” under the auspicious of Pakistan Society of Agricultural Engineers, Faculty of Agri. Engg. & Technology here at New Senate Hall on Monday morning. Read More...

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Two day International Conference on Migration and Desertification

Pakistan needs to heavily invest on education, health and human resource development to gear up the pace of rural development by involving 65% population which comprises on youth in technical and vocational education so as to mitigate the magnitude of internal migration and net the growing problems of rapid urbanization in the country through . Emphasized by the speakers of international conference on “Migration and Desertification” organized by Department of Rural Sociology in a kickoff event to commemorate 50 years of excellence and celebrate the year 2011 as Golden Jubilee here at UAF on Thursday evening. Read More...

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