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As a part of their Caring for Water Initiative, Nestlé Pakistan in collaboration with University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) inaugurated their newest Agricultural Water Effectivity Challenge at UVAS Ravi Campus, Pattoki.

Nestlé and UVAS collaborate to work on agricultural water efficiency project

This initiative is aimed toward strengthening Nestlé’s imaginative and prescient of enhancing the agricultural yield in Pakistan and has the potential to save lots of 14.87 million liters of water yearly.

One of many main threats Pakistan faces right now is water shortage, with our present per capita annual water availability 1,017 cubic meters. The agriculture sector stays one of many largest and most inefficient customers of water therefore you will need to deal with growing the general effectivity of water use by this sector.

Nestlé Pakistan has established a web site that demonstrates finest practices which reinforces crop manufacturing with minimal use of water.

The positioning will function a information hub for college kids and farmers on scientifically confirmed irrigation administration strategies, together with drip techniques and a supply line community on a 6.91 acre crop web site having citrus and guava crops of three.51 and three.40 acres respectively.

Freda Duplin, CEO, Nestlé Pakistan, mentioned, “Water is a useful resource which is quick depleting. Nestlé is dedicated to working in the direction of serving to handle the problem adopting collective motion, as is envisioned in our Caring for Water initiative.

Our collaboration with UVAS is one other step in the direction of that. Agricultural Water Effectivity Challenge will encourage the preservation of water sources in the long run.

By the tip of 2019, we wish to assist save 400 million litres of water in Agriculture with the assistance of our companions: Punjab Agriculture Division, Pakistan Agriculture Research Council and now UVAS.”

Talking on the event, Talat Naseer Pasha, Vice Chancellor, UVAS, mentioned: “This collaboration with Nestlé Pakistan is a wonderful initiative to handle the water challenges being confronted by Pakistan.

Greater than 90% of water utilization is for Agriculture and in an effort to efficiently sort out the upcoming water scarcity, we have to encourage farmers to turn out to be conscious of how they use water.

We’re hopeful that this collaboration will function a information sharing platform and be a mannequin of how sustainable agricultural manufacturing could be achieved whereas enhancing crop yield”.

 

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This initiative is aimed toward strengthening Nestlé’s imaginative and prescient of enhancing the agricultural yield in Pakistan and has the…



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