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May 30, 2018

ICBA, KPBOIT to jointly improve agri sector in KP

Peshawar

May 30, 2018

PESHAWAR: The International Centre for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA) and the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Board of Investment and Trade (KP-BOIT) have joined hands to work together and strengthen cooperation in areas of common interests.

In this regard, a memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed by Dr Ismahane Elouafi, Director General of ICBA, and Nazir Ahmad Awan, chief executive officer/Secretary of KP-BOIT at the ICBA headquarters in Dubai, said press release.

Final outcome was in response to the visit of Faisal Saleem Rahman, Vice-Chairman, KP-BOIT and Nawaz Shangla to ICBA, series of meeting with ICBA authorities and similar visit of Horticulture and Climate Scientists of ICBA to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in March, 2018.

The main purpose of the MoU is to strengthen cooperation between ICBA and KP-BOIT in areas of common interests, including climate-smart agriculture for climate change adaptation in KP province; crop, soil and water management in marginal environments, especially in salt-affected areas in KP province; extreme climate events impact assessment and management, especially drought; projects development and implementation in the agricultural sector in KP province; biosaline agroforestry using association cropping of salt tolerant trees and grasses; and water harvesting techniques especially in the south.