Crop Biotech Update

Pakistan Celebrates World Food Day 2015

October 28, 2015

The Ministry of National Food Security and Research (MNFS&R), together with Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the World Food Programme (WFP) and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) organized an event to celebrate World Food Day (WFD) at National Agricultural Research Centre (NARC) in Islamabad, Pakistan.

The year's theme was "Social Protection and Agriculture; Breaking the Cycle of Rural Poverty" and the chief guest was Mr. Sikandar Hayat Khan Bosan, the Federal Minister MNFS&R. He said that the government has taken the necessary steps for the growth of agriculture sector and also for the social protection of farmers. According to him, the government is committed to eradicate poverty and enhance food security. To achieve this goal, zero hunger and family farming programs will be launched, with FAO's technical expertise and cooperation.

For more details, read the article at the Pakistan Biotechnology Information website.