Delegates learn trade
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.