RAWALPINDI: A workshop on the processing of olive value-added products was held at Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi (PMAS-AAUR) this week.
The workshop was organised by PMAS-AAUR, Department of Horticulture in collaboration with Olive Foundation Pakistan and USAID, Punjab Enabling Environment Project (PEEP) with an aim to train the women on preparation, packing, marketing and storage of olive value-added products.
Pro-Vice Chancellor PMAS-AAUR Dr Nadeem Abbasi was the chief guest at the inaugural session while Chief of Party USAID, PEEP Muhammad Junaid, Business Enabling Environment Specialist USAID PEEP Asad Zahoor and Horticulture Specialist USAID, PEEP Ghulam Ishaq were also present on the occasion.
The workshop helped build the capacity of 70 women involved in household kitchen gardening and olive farming, female university students and women agriculture extension workers to prepare olive value-added products including pickle, jam, and tea.
The workshop would help the economic empowerment of women in the Potohar.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 14th, 2019.