US helps train agriculturalists

75 young emerging leaders in the country’s agricultural sector gets leadership training

Our Correspondent March 07, 2018

ISLAMABAD: As many as 75 young emerging leaders in the country’s agricultural sector were provided leadership training.

The training has been sponsored by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) with support from USAID.

Three instructors from the USDA are providing a three-day workshop to support the Pakistan Water Dialogue and Soil Health and Fertility projects.

The workshop uses the positive youth engagement model from USDA’s 4-H programme, which has been active in the US since the late 1800s. The workshop will train 75 senior officials, technical experts from the federal and provincial ministries, universities, and NGOs from Punjab, Sindh, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, and Balochistan to identify ways to involve and inspire emerging young leaders in the country’s agricultural sector.

The workshop seeks to build upon USDA’s seven-year engagement promoting the demonstration, distribution, and adoption of best management strategies.

Published in The Express Tribune, March 7th, 2018.

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