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Agriculture University, Puan organise climate dialogue

By Bureau report
November 20, 2023
An interior view of the Agriculture University Peshawar can be seen in this picture released on October 3, 2022. Facebook/The University of Agriculture, Peshawar
An interior view of the Agriculture University Peshawar can be seen in this picture released on October 3, 2022. Facebook/The University of Agriculture, Peshawar

PESHAWAR: The Department of Agricultural Extension, Education, and Communication at the University of Agriculture, in collaboration with the Pak-US Alumni Network (Puan) of the US Mission in Pakistan, conducted a climate dialogue for university faculty and students.

Agriculture University Vice-ChancellorProf Dr Jehan Bakht was the chief guest on the occasion, while the dean faculty of rural social sciences Prof Dr Himayatullah Khan, chairman Department of Agricultural Extension, education and Communication Prof Dr Mohammad Idrees, representatives from Pak-US Alumni Network of United States mission in Pakistan, Abdur Rahman and in large number of faculty members and students of the University were participated in the event.

Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Jehan Bakht, the chief guest, addressed the event. Also present were Dean Prof Dr Himayatullah Khan, Chairman Prof Dr Mohammad Idrees, and representatives from the Pak-US Alumni Network. Faculty members and students participated in the event.

Guest speakers, including Prof Dr Inamullah, Assoc Prof Dr Saima Hashim, University Registrar and Director of Planning & Development Dr Rizwan Ahmed, shared their insights. The dialogue was organised by Assistant Professor Dr Raheel Saqib from the Department of Agricultural Extension Education and Communication.

Speaking on the occasion, Dr Jehan Bakht emphasised on the significant impact of climate change on Pakistan’s agriculture, urging students to educate farming communities about its challenges. He highlighted the country’s vulnerabilities, including population growth, floods, droughts, and extreme heat waves.Stressing the importance of water, he urged students to use water wisely, both personally and in educating others about its critical role in agriculture.