8th Training workshop on Hydroponics Agriculture

The 15-day training session to train 200 farmers of Punjab province on Hydroponics Agriculture under the project 'Testing indigenous hydroponics model for vegetable growing' was held at Pir Mehr Ali Shah, Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi (PMAS-AAUR). The project was funded by Agriculture Development Bank, Govt. of Punjab to indigenize the latest agriculture practices and to train the farmers on hydroponics agriculture for the development of agriculture sector.


It was the 8th & final session (February 14-23, 2018) and over 290 farmers from all wide Pakistan got training on hydroponics technology to experience the practices in their native areas to meet with the domestic as well as country's needs of food.


Prof. Dr Sarwat N Mirza, Vice Chancellor PMAS-AAUR was the chief guest at the certificate distribution ceremony while deans, directors and staff members were also present on the occasion.


Prof. Dr Sarwat N Mirza stressed the need for the demonstration, implementation and improvement of the technology and hoped that the farmers not only apply the knowledge in their fields but also will guide other farmers to test the results in their native areas and share their experiences to overcome the challenges and loopholes been faced for the enhancement of the technology to all wide Pakistan and said, "Improvement is the continuous process. Learn, admit and transfer the knowledge for the well beings of others."


He also said that this training session will be very helpful for the progressive farmers to improve their life standards and for the achievement of desired objectives.


He assured every support to the farmers for the development of farming community. He thanked the Government of Punjab for the provision of funds for the training on the hydroponics agriculture and hoped that the government will also support such programs and training in future. He lauded the efforts of Prof. Dr Safdar Ali, Director Institute of Hydroponics for their contributions to train the farmers on hydroponics agriculture and for the achievement of targeted goals. Certificates were also distributed to the trainee farmers at the end of the ceremony.