AIP to launch working paper on productive use of ICT
Shell Business Operations in the Global Real Estate function with Royal Dutch Shell.
He joined Shell in 1997 and has held several senior leadership roles in Downstream Operations, in Pakistan and internationally within the Group, with extensive experience in Retail.
Shell is one of the oldest multinationals and largest international oil company in Pakistan with a network of almost 800 fuel stations across the country. It is also the largest Lubricants Marketing Company and the second largest jet-fuel supplier. ISLAMABAD—CIMMYT through the Agricultural Innovation Program (AIP) for Pakistan has planned to launch a Working Paper on the productive use of Information Communication Technology (ICT) based agricultural extension system in Pakistan for the betterment of our farmers. This was stated by Abid Javed, Secretary, MNFS&R while addressing on the occasion of Working Paper Launch Ceremony Organized by AIP for Pakistan at NARC, Islamabad.
He said that we have to develop trust for end user / small farmer towards new technologies. We should ensure the prosperity at grass root level. He said that we will come up with solutions of problems faced by farmer. He said that in this era of technology, use of ICT tool has improved efficiency of agricultural development across the globe. This is the right time to adapt and make use of ICT to promote agriculture sector development in Pakistan as agriculture is the lifeline of Pakistan’s economy.
Our productivity is very low and there are huge yield gaps yet to be addressed. Speaking on the occasion, Chairman PARC, Dr. Nadeem Amjad said that PARC is playing a significant/vital role for agriculture development in the country. He said that livelihoods of the world’s poor rise and fall with the fate of agriculture.