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PARC holds 30th meeting of BoD of ALP to evaluate project proposal for funding.

our correspondent
Islamabad
The objective of the Agricultural Linkage Program (ALP) is to promote and support agricultural research and development activities in accordance with the Pakistan’s long term development goals and to promote long term scientific cooperation between Pakistan and the United States in agricultural sector.
Dr. Yusuf Zafar, T.I., Chairman, PARC presided over the 30thmeeting of Board of Directors (BoD) of Agricultural Linkages Program (ALP) at PARC (HQs) on Tuesday to technically evaluate the project proposals.
DG P&DD and Executive Director of ALP Dr. Ghulam Rasool briefed about the agenda of the meeting. All Technical Members of PARC and other senior officials also participated in the meeting.
While presiding over the meeting Chairman PARC welcomed the committee members and said that the ALP is an endowment fund established at PARC with the support of Government of USA to use for activities/projects in line with the Pakistan’s long-term research/development goals for the agriculture sector. The Committee approved minutes of the last meeting.
In the meeting, altogether 33 projects presented for evaluation / approval of Board of Directors of ALP and 26 projects were approved by the BoD and 07 projects were not approved by the Board.
Dr. Yusuf Zafar urged the members to reduce the processing time and also urged the BoD members to focus on good quality of research. He said that PARC running this program very efficiently since its inception.



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