HYDERABAD: The World Wide Fund (WWF) and Sindh Agriculture University (SAU) will jointly carry out research on green business projects with reference to climate change, tree planting, better cotton production, and organic farming, with the two organisations agreeing to cooperate and coordinate on project activities in the province. He added that the joint venture research project and fundraising proposals will attract the global market for agricultural development in Sindh Pakistan Dr Marri suggested that salt and drought-tolerant varieties of fruit trees may be given focus to cope with water logging and salinity challenges.
Tahir Rasheed, Regional Head appreciated the efforts of the Vice Chancellor and said that WWF focuses on environment conservation, forest, wildlife, alternative energy, oceans and we are focusing on green business and joint venture projects with universities for action research and ultimately this would be helpful for economic goods through commercialization. Prof Dr Fateh Marri, SAU Vice Chancellor, highlighted the research priorities areas in Agricultural Education Extension, indigo conservation, rangeland and wetland management, and opportunities for investment for green loans to develop industry-academia linkages. Tahir Rasheed, regional head, and Altaf Shaikh, programme coordinator of WWF Pakistan, visited Sindh Agriculture University, Tandojam, and discussed various issues at a meeting with Vice Chancellor Dr Fateh Marri and heads of academic and administrative departments of the university.
They also described the WWF plans regarding climate change, tree plantation, better cotton initiatives, integrated organic farming and future collaboration for action research and development to synergize the project activities in Sindh.
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