FAO in Pakistan

FAO Participated in Dawn Agri Expo 2015, Lahore


FAO projects for the control of foot and mouth disease (FMD) and peste des petites ruminants (PPR), both funded by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Participated in 4th Dawn Sarsabz Pakistan Agri Expo from 19-20 March 2015, in Lahore. This Agri Expo is set to be Pakistan's largest agricultural exposition, bringing together participation from all business sectors directly or indirectly associated with agriculture.

Dr. Farukh Javed, provincial Minister for Agriculture, Government of Punjab along-with US Council General Zachary Harkenrider inaugurated the Expo. During their visit to the Project stalls, Projects Coordinator Dr. Muhammad Afzal explained the contributions and achievements for controlling FMD and PPR in Pakistan.

More than 40 national and international companies participated in the Expo. Awareness material for the prevention and control of FMD and PPR was distributed and explained to more than 950 progressive farmers/students who visited the Project stalls.