ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Agriculture Research Council (PARC) is working to ensure food security in Thar desert said by PARC Chairman Dr Muhammad Azeem. He added that PARC has cultivated various kinds of fruits, vegetables, and fodder crops to promote the agriculture sector and create livelihood opportunities for the locals of Thar. PARC is also working on the preservation of local species and preserved about 50 local species including trees, medicinal plants, and cultivated moringa.
Talking to the Associated Press of Pakistan (APP) on Tuesday, PARC Chairman Dr Muhammad Azeem said the council is engaged to strengthen the government’s efforts to eliminate malnutrition and hunger by intervening through agriculture and livestock development.
Whereas PARC North Zone Director Dr. Attaullah said, that 14 varieties of guava, matching the local ecology, were also developed and distributed among the farmers of Thar to develop fruit orchids.