ICBA and KPBOIT signs MoU to strengthen cooperation in agri sector
The purpose of the MoU is to strengthen cooperation between ICBA and KP-BOIT in areas of common interests, including climate-smart agriculture for climate change adaptation in KP province.
The International Centre for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA) and the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Board of Investment and Trade (KP-BOIT) have joined hands to work together and strengthen cooperation in areas of common interests.
A memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed by Dr. Ismahane Elouafi, Director General of ICBA, and Nazir Ahmad Awan, chief executive officer/Secretary of KP-BOIT at the ICBA headquarters in Dubai.
The purpose of the MoU is to strengthen cooperation between ICBA and KP-BOIT in areas of common interests, including climate-smart agriculture for climate change adaptation in KP province; crop, soil and water management in marginal environments, especially in salt-affected areas in KP province; extreme climate events impact assessment and management, especially drought; projects development and implementation in the agricultural sector in KP province; biosaline agroforestry using association cropping of salt-tolerant trees and grasses; and water harvesting techniques especially in the south.
The outcome of MoU was in response to the visit of Faisal Saleem Rahman, Vice-Chairman, KP-BOIT and Nawaz Shangla to ICBA, series of meeting with ICBA authorities and a similar visit of Horticulture and Climate Scientists of ICBA to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in March 2018.