Del­e­gates learn trade

Gatton Star - - LIFE INTO RURAL -

A PAK­ISTAN del­e­gate has learned about farm­ing prac­tices and op­er­a­tions in the Lock­yer Val­ley dur­ing a tour of the re­gion.

Last week, the 20-per­son del­e­gate from both pri­vate and govern­ment sec­tors built on their re­la­tion­ships with stake­hold­ers in the com­mu­nity.

Lock­yer Val­ley Mayor Tanya Milligan said the re­gion loved shar­ing its good news sto­ries with fel­low farm­ers.

“They cer­tainly have a sim­i­lar back­ground to us in the way of agri­cul­ture, look­ing at ways to be proac­tive and to fur­ther their com­mu­nity,”

Cr Milligan said.

“We have fifth, six­th­gen­er­a­tion farm­ers in the Lock­yer Val­ley and to have the op­por­tu­ni­ties to talk about the changes in farm­ing tech­niques and chal­lenges that af­fect us here is valu­able.”

The del­e­ga­tion trip to the Lock­yer Val­ley was de­signed as a se­ries of short cour­ses to share Aus­tralian farm­ing prac­tices with over­seas farm­ers and trade con­nec­tions.

Pak­istan has a pop­u­la­tion of al­most 200 mil­lion peo­ple and about 60 per cent of the econ­omy is em­ployed in agri­cul­ture. Its agri­cul­tural re­gions are known for hav­ing plenty of wa­ter and good soil.

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