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World Food Day, 16 October 2016

WFD in Pakistan

Pakistan - 24/10/2016

A ceremony was held at the National Agriculture Research Centre (NARC) in Islamabad to mark World Food Day. The event  was a collaborative effort by various organizations including the Ministry of National Food Security Research, Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC), FAO, World Food Programme (WFP), the International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD) and Oxfam. The guest of honour was the Federal Minister for National Food Security and Research, Sikandar Hayat Khan Bosan. After the speeches, seven farmers, including four women farmers, were presented with cash awards of Rs.50,000 for adopting climate smart agricultural practices. An exhibition also showcased research that is being done in Pakistan on the agriculture sector.