Lahore: To share the knowledge and experiences of mango export gained under Australia- Pakistan Agriculture Sector Linkages Program (ASLP) Mango Supply Chain Management Project a Mango Stakeholders Workshop for all the stakeholders including growers, contractors, commission agents, exporters, agricultural officers and academia personnel was held at Regent Plaza Hotel, Karachi on 13th March, 2012.
General Manager (South) Pakistan Horticulture Development and Export Company Mr Razzaq Malkana welcomed to the participant and chief guest Mr Ajaz Ali Khan, Secretary to the Government of the Sindh, Department of Agriculture.
Mr Sohail Ayyaz, Project Development Officer shared success findings of ASLP phase-I, background and objectives of the second phase with the audience. Speaking at the occasion Mr. Khan appreciated the activities of the project and assured every kind of support by Government of Sind.
Dr Aman Ullah Malik, Professor, Postharvest Research, and Training Centre, Institute of Horticulture Sciences, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad shared the postharvest research findings. Mr Zia ur Rehman, Senior Manager, PHDEC presented the international market research conducted by project in 2011 and Mr Muhammad Aurangzeb Khan, European Union TRTA-II gave presentation on ASLP Joint COPs for Mango and Kinnow; approach to integrate small farmers into mainstream supply chain in Pakistan.
Syed Faseh Shah, MPA Sind Assembly concluded the workshop by iterating full governmental support for the project. The stakeholders appreciated the activity and requested that such workshops are necessary for dissemination of necessary knowledge of supply chain management.
For more information, contact:
Pakistan Horticulture Development and Export Company
Ministry of Commerce, Government of Pakistan
30-N, Model Town Extension, Lahore, Pakistan