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visit of Students from Balochistan Agriculture College, Quetta at ZTBL Farm and ZTBL Staff College

A group of 15 female students from Balochistan Agriculture College, Quetta along 2 faculty members visited ZTBL Farm and ZTBL Staff College dated 18.10.2021. Mr. Mirza Rasheed-ud-Din, Head-ZTBL Staff College, Mr. Aftab Ahmed Head Agriculture Technology Department and their team warmly welcomed the students at ZTBL Farm.

Mr. Muhammad Arif, Vice President, Farmers Trainings Unit, gave a brief introduction of ZTBL and Role of ZTBL in Agricultural Development in the country. Miss Huma Abass gave the brief introduction about kitchen Gardening activities at ZTBL Farm and practically demonstrated to the students in the field. Afterwards Mr. Muhammad Fakhar Imam briefed the Students about Green Banking, Green Technologies, Green Financial Products of ZTBL, Climate Smart Agriculture Techniques and Role of ZTBL in dissemination of improved Agricultural Technologies to the farming community. Moreover Mr. Aftab Ahmed, Departmental Head Agriculture Technology Department gave a brief introduction of various activities at ZTBL Farm as well as in Field and highlighted the role of ZTBL in promotion of innovative & latest technologies in Agriculture Sector. Mr. Mahboob-ur-Rehman, Departmental Head, HR Policy Department briefed the students regarding ZTBL Hierarchy Structure, ZTBL Outreach in the field and internship opportunities for Agricultural Graduates in ZTBL. Furthermore Mr. Nadeem Akhtar Malik Vice President, Planning and Research department explained the Research procedures of ZTBL to the students.

After that the students visited the Ag Tech Expo Hall where they were shown a wide range of Agriculture Machinery from land preparation up to harvesting especially raised bed technology machinery. Moreover, there was a practical demonstration of Solar Concentrator used for cooking purpose. Following the Ag Tech Expo Hall visit, Head Agriculture Technology Department shown other activities at farm including, Mushroom cultivation and Orchards. Moreover students also visited the Citrus, Olive and Fig orchard and acquire helpful information regarding the fruits. At the end students were provided with the latest production technology packages/literature on different agriculture crops, fruits, vegetables, and dairy & livestock. All students took keen interest and appreciated the efforts of ZTBL for promoting new & innovative technologies and arranging an informative & knowledgeable visit to ZTBL Farm Islamabad as such visits help exchange/share the valuable experiences.