Nestle Pakistan releases report on “Creating Shared Value”

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Lahore (Cliff News)Nestlé Pakistan recently published its ‘Nestlé in Society: Creating Shared Value (CSV) 2019 report highlighting its three main focus areas globally: for individuals and families, for communities, and for the planet.Talking about Nestle’s Creating Shared Value (CSV) philosophy, Waqar Ahmad, Head of Corporate Affairs, Nestlé Pakistan, said, “Our CSV initiatives are geared towards addressing the challenges faced by the country, in line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Nestlé Pakistan is playing its role in community engagement and enhancement through various programs for its focus areas.”The Nestlé for Healthier Kids (N4HK) program this year has reached out to more than 220,000 children in urban and suburban areas, training over 1100 teachers on nutrition awareness in 280 schools across the country, in light of the malnutrition challenges the country faces.Another CSV initiative, the Nestlé-BISP Rural Women Sales Program, under the government’s Ehsaas initiative, has helped more than 900 BISP beneficiaries work as rural sales agents across 12 districts of Punjab and Sindh, and imparted relevant nutrition knowledge amongst 1700 women, beyond sales training. As part of this program, Nestlé Pakistan has also improved beneficiaries’ access to financing by disbursing micro-loans worth PKR 2 million to these women through Akhuwat.Water is a shared and precious resource to be managed sustainably by all users. Geared towards water stewardship, Nestlé Pakistan with its collective action initiative, ‘Caring for Water – Pakistan’ partnered with organizations such as LUMS, UVAS, WWF Pakistan, SDPI and PARC to address the shared water challenges. It has helped save 391 million liters of water in 2019 by installing a drip irrigation system on 139 acres in partnership with the Punjab government.The issue of plastic waste in the environment is one of the most pressing global challenges the world faces today. Our commitment is to make 100% of our packaging reusable or recyclable by 2025, with a particular focus on avoiding plastics waste. In line with this, we have signed an MoU with District Council Hunza, Gilgit Baltistan Waste Management Company and Karakoram Area Development Organization for Clean Hunza Project, that will encourage waste management of 150,000 kgs of plastics, followed by collection of 50,000 kgs paper packaging in the area with an increase of 10% annually.The year also marked the launch of Nestlé Cares, the Global Employee Volunteer Program, aimed at enhancing volunteer activities and providing employees the opportunity to make an impact. Nestlé Pakistan launched ‘Nestlé Cares’ as part of Prime Minister’s Clean Green Pakistan initiative with the Ministry of Climate Change, also kicked-off tree plantation drive by planting more than 50,000 trees across its sites.“At Nestlé, we believe in the philosophy of Creating Shared Value (CSV). It is our belief that for a company to be able to create value for its shareholders, it must also create value for society,” Waqar said, elaborating that at Nestlé, social responsibility does not end with a few philanthropic activities. “Instead, CSV is embedded in our business model; where direct engagement and support to communities is extended across the value chain. This adds value to the business and supports socioeconomic development for the communities,” he said.

 

 

Nestle donating half a million glasses of milk to fight Covid-19

Lahore(Cliff News)In the wake of COVID-19, Nestlé Pakistan will be donating half a million glasses of milk in collaboration with dairy industry partners Tetra Pak Pakistan, Bulleh Shah Packaging Pvt Ltd, Interloop Ltd & Interloop Holdings, Sheikh Noor-Ud-Din & Sons Pvt Ltd and Texo Poly Industries Pvt Ltd.The support is part of Nestlé Pakistan’s earlier commitment of 100 million rupees worth of nutritious products in the national response to COVID-19 pandemic.Talking about the initiative, Jason Avancena, Business Executive Officer, Dairy, Nestlé Pakistan said, “We will be providing NESTLÉ MILKPAK to food delivery organizations serving vulnerable communities to meet their nutritional needs. NESTLÉ MILKPAK will be part of the ration bags being distributed to these communities by government departments and non-government organizations.”

Jorge Montero, Managing Director of Tetra Pak Pakistan said, “This donation perfectly echoes Tetra Pak’s vision of making food safe and available, everywhere.”“Bulleh Shah Packaging through Packages Foundation is pleased to partner with Nestlé, committing packaging of 500,000 packets of NESTLÉ MILKPAK 250ml in corrugated trays for free distribution to beneficiaries. Together we can make a difference in creating a better tomorrow,” said a spokesperson of Bulleh Shah Packaging Pvt. Ltd.Highlighting the efforts undertaken, Musadaq Zulqarnain, Chairman Interloop Limited & Interloop Holdings said, “As a responsible corporate, Interloop group has taken multiple initiatives to support the underprivileged communities during COVID-19 pandemic.” He added, “As part of the partnership with Nestlé Pakistan, Interloop Welfare Trust has donated 50,000 liters of milk for people in need.”Meanwhile, Farhaj Sarwar, Director Sheikh Noor-Ud-Din & Sons Pvt. Ltd. (HSNDS) said, “During these unprecedented times, HSNDS provides 10,000 liters of pure milk to Nestlé so they can distribute to community. We also provided almost 12,000 face masks to Punjab Police to keep the front-line heroes safe in these critical times.”Emphasising on how important the availability of food was for those in need, Usman Malik, Director Texo Poly Industries Pvt. Ltd. stressed, “This pandemic has defined the difference between essential and non-essential, food is essential and there are many who are in need of it.”Waqar Ahmad, Head of Corporate Affairs, Nestlé Pakistan added, “At Nestlé, we care deeply for people and for the communities in which we operate, and we believe we have an essential role to play during the COVID-19 crisis.”Nestlé Pakistan is working tirelessly to ensure that much-needed food and beverage products are available for our consumers across Pakistan, in commitment to the strategic roadmap laid out by Prime Minister Imran Khan and respective provincial leaderships.

About Nestlé

Nestlé is the world’s largest food and beverage company. It is present in 191 countries around the world, and its 328,000 employees are committed to Nestlé’s purpose of enhancing quality of life and contributing to a healthier future. Nestlé offers a wide portfolio of products and services for people and their pets throughout their lives.

 

Nestle Pakistan partners with leading NGOs to support Covid-19 affectees

Lahore(Cliff News)As part of its PKR 100 million commitment to support vulnerable communities affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, Nestlé Pakistan has partnered with leading non-governmental organizations Shahid Afridi Foundation, Saylani Welfare International Trust, RIZQ, Salman Sufi Foundation and Akhuwat to support them in their relief activities.Nestlé Pakistan’s product donation towards government and non-government organisations, includes 4 million servings of milk, iron fortified dairy products, baby cereals, water and juices, to be incorporated in ration bags prepared in response to COVID-19 emergency appeals for deserving people across Pakistan.Talking about the efforts, Waqar Ahmad, Head of Corporate Affairs, Nestlé Pakistan, said, “We will be mobilizing relief to food-delivery organizations serving vulnerable families, in the form of product donations to meet the nutritional needs of both affectees and frontline workers during these times.”“We are glad to have partnered with leading non-profit organisations to support the nation in this time of need,” he added.Shahid Afridi, Global Chairman Shahid Afridi Foundation (SAF) said, “Only by working together we can create an impact and make a difference. I am grateful to Nestlé Pakistan for joining hands with SAF’s Donate KaroNa Ration Drive that is running across the country. We have facilitated over 20,000 households and with this partnership we will be able to cater to more families struggling because of the lockdown.”Meanwhile, Muhammad Ghazzal, Chief Operating Officer, Saylani Welfare International Trust said, “In times like these, we have united for a common cause. I’m grateful to Nestlé Pakistan for supporting our ration delivery drive in Karachi by donating its dairy products that will address the dietary needs of those affected by this crisis.”Highlighting Nestlé’s role in supporting the workers associated to the restaurant industry, Qasim Javaid Khan, Co-Founder & CEO of RIZQ said, “I would like to thank Nestlé for coming forward and collaborating with us to support daily wage employees of the restaurant industry who got unemployed due to the COVID-19 crisis.”Salman Sufi, CEO of Salman Sufi Foundation also acknowledged Nestlé for its support. He said, “Thank you Nestlé Pakistan for stepping up and donating food for 2000 families to #StepUp campaign by Sufi Foundation.”Acknowledging Nestlé’s support, Dr. Amjad Saqib, CEO Akhuwat said, “The whole nation is standing together to fight the crisis caused by COVID-19, we are honoured that Nestlé Pakistan has come forward and contributed its products to the ration bags distributed by Akhuwat. We are thankful to Nestle for their role in reducing the difficulties of people in this crisis, this is how nations are built.”Earlier, Nestlé Pakistan stepped up its national response to COVID-19 pandemic by partnering with Pakistan Red Crescent Society (PRCS) for promoting well-being for all age groups during the pandemic particularly in Baluchistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK). The partnership will include improving the hand washing practices widely to prevent transmission of COVID-19 and improving access and utilization of essential and quality hygiene aids to vulnerable communities.Nestlé Pakistan is working tirelessly to ensure that much-needed food and beverage products are available for our consumers across Pakistan, in commitment to the strategic roadmap laid out by Prime Minister Imran Khan and respective provincial leaderships. At Nestlé, we care deeply for people and for the communities in which we operate, and we believe we have an essential role to play during the COVID-19 crisis.

About Nestlé 

Nestlé is the world’s largest food and beverage company. It is present in 191 countries around the world, and its 328,000 employees are committed to Nestlé’s purpose of enhancing quality of life and contributing to a healthier future. Nestlé offers a wide portfolio of products and services for people and their pets throughout their lives.

 

 

Nestle partners with Pakistan Red Crescent Society to set up response for Covid-19 pandemic

Lahore(Cliff News)Nestlé Pakistan has stepped up its national response to COVID-19 pandemic by partnering with Pakistan Red Crescent Society (PRCS). Whereas PRCS has unmatched presence and expertise in providing first-aid, emergency response and epidemic control. This contribution by Nestlé Pakistan of PKR 5 Million will include installation of hand hygiene stations at public places, quarantine and health facilities across Baluchistan and KPK.As part of this partnership, Nestlé Pakistan will extend support to PRCS for promoting well-being for all age groups during the pandemic particularly, amongst the vulnerable communities in Baluchistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK). This will include improving the hand washing practices widely to prevent transmission of COVID-19 and improving access and utilization of essential and quality hygiene aids to vulnerable communities.Earlier, Nestlé Pakistan committed PKR 100 million rupees to meet the nutritional needs of both affectees and frontline workers in the national response to the COVID-19 pandemic. As part of the pledge, Nestlé Pakistan is contributing through its products that include 4 million servings of milk, iron fortified dairy products, baby cereals, water and juices.Waqar Ahmad, Head of Corporate Affairs Nestlé Pakistan, said, “With our partnership with Pakistan Red Crescent Society , we will be able to provide equitable access to public hand hygiene stations along with, raising awareness about personal hygiene by distributing hygiene kits to vulnerable communities of Pakistan. This partnership is part of Nestlé Pakistan’s commitment to playing a key role in the national response to this pandemic”.Khalid Bin Majeed, Secretary General PRCS, while sharing his views said, “Nestlé Pakistan’s support to Pakistan Red Crescent Society (PRCS) for its anti-corona initiatives worth its weight in gold. The PRCS is hugely indebted to Nestlé Pakistan for the contribution and believes it will go a long way towards successfully achieving the desired objectives and help the communities against the pandemic.”Nestlé Pakistan is working tirelessly to ensure that much-needed food and beverage products are available for our consumers across Pakistan, in commitment to the strategic roadmap laid out by Prime Minister Imran Khan and respective provincial leaderships. We have also joined hands with reputable NGOs in response to their COVID-19 emergency appeals to support deserving people across Pakistan. At Nestlé, we care deeply for people and for the communities in which we operate, and we believe we have an essential role to play during the COVID-19 crisis.

About Nestlé

Nestlé is the world’s largest food and beverage company. It is present in 191 countries around the world, and its 328,000 employees are committed to Nestlé’s purpose of enhancing quality of life and contributing to a healthier future. Nestlé offers a wide portfolio of products and services for people and their pets throughout their lives.

 

Nestle Pakistan reiterates its commitment for better water management

Lahore (Cliff News)Nestlé Pakistan commemorated World Water Day by pledging to continue playing its role in better water management and encouraging best practices to meet future needs. This year’s World Water Day theme ‘Nature and Climate Change’, underlines how water resources are linked with climate change.“Through the Caring for Water (C4W)-Pakistan initiative and as a signatory to the Clean Green Pakistan, Nestlé Pakistan is continuously looking for opportunities where it can make a difference,” said Waqar Ahmad, Head of Corporate Affairs, Nestlé Pakistan.He added further, “The C4W-Pakistan initiative lays out a clear and common water stewardship approach at the local level and focuses on a collaborative approach since we believe that collaboration is the key to protecting shared resources for the future.”“Under C4W-Pakistan, we are working with a wide range of partners including Punjab Agriculture Department, Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI), Pakistan Agriculture Research Council (PARC), Mango Research Institute (MRI), WWF and LUMS. C4W-Pakistan helps guide our efforts in our bid to contribute to UN SDG-6 on water resource management and sanitation,” he shared.“Nestlé Pakistan also aims to have all its operational sites in Pakistan certified with the Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS) by the end of this year,” he said.Nestlé has taken the lead by reducing its water use every year, and finding new ways of reusing it to ensure nothing is wasted. Nestlé Pakistan has partnered with the Agriculture Department, Government of Punjab to encourage local farmers to install drip irrigation. So far, Nestlé has successfully installed drip on 139 acres with an estimated water saving of 391 million liters annually. 

About Nestlé 

Nestlé is the world’s largest food and beverage company. It is present in 191 countries around the world, and its 328,000 employees are committed to Nestlé’s purpose of enhancing quality of life and contributing to a healthier future. Nestlé offers a wide portfolio of products and services for people and their pets throughout their lives.

 

 

 

Nestle Pakistan wins 1st Prize at UN Global Compact Business Sustainability Award 2019

Lahore(Cliff News)Nestlé Pakistan has won the First Prize for ‘Living the Global Compact Best Practices Sustainability Award 2019’, in the category of multinational companies and declared the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Champion at the business sustainability moot and award ceremony, hosted by the UN Global Compact Network Pakistan.

This is the fourth consecutive time that Nestlé Pakistan has been recognised for its continuous commitment towards contributing to healthier future in line with SDGs and the ten principles of the UN Global Compact embedded in the way it conducts business.“It is an honour to be recognised by UNGC for the fourth time in a row. This not only shows Nestlé’s commitment and dedication to the SDGs but also motivates us further to continue our mission in line with UNGC principles,” said Waqar Ahmad, Head of Corporate Affairs, Nestlé Pakistan on the occasion. He added that Nestlé Pakistan was playing its role in community engagement and enhancement through various programs for its focus areas.“Nestlé believes in the philosophy of creating shared value (CSV). Our purpose is to enhance quality of life and contribute to a healthier future and hence CSV is embedded in our business model, where direct engagement and support to communities is extended across the value chain,” he said.Nestlé Pakistan’s initiative, the Nestlé-BISP Rural Women Sales Program, under Ehsaas, was also presented as a case study at the moot, highlighting how the project had helped graduate BISP beneficiaries out of poverty in line with UN SDGs 3, 5 and 17 – Good Health & Well-being, Gender Equality, and Partnerships for the Goals, respectively. It has so far over 900 active rural women sales agents.As part of ‘Caring for Water – Pakistan’ initiative, Nestlé Pakistan with its collective action approach partnered with organisations such as LUMS, UVAS, WWF Pakistan, SDPI and PARC to address the shared water challenges, consistent with SDGs 6 – Clean Water & Sanitation, and 17 – Partnership for the Goals.Meanwhile, the Nestlé for Healthier Kids program (N4HK), a global initiative that empowers parents, caregivers and educators to foster healthier eating, drinking and lifestyle habits among school age children, has reached out to more than 220,000 kids and trained over 1100 teachers on nutrition in 280 schools, in collaboration with 10 educational partners.Congratulating Nestlé Pakistan on winning the award, Fasihul Karim Siddiqi, Executive Director Global Compact Network Pakistan, said, “We recognise Nestlé’s commitment and efforts which are completely aligned with UNGC principles of sustainable business practices in Pakistan.I believe that such practices should be promoted at greater levels and used as an example for other businesses to follow.”Living the Global Compact Best Practices Sustainability Awards is organised by Global Compact Network Pakistan every year. The network is currently fortified with around 90 organisations in Pakistan.

About Nestlé

Nestlé is the world’s largest food and beverage company. It is present in 191 countries around the world, and its 328,000 employees are committed to Nestlé’s purpose of enhancing quality of life and contributing to a healthier future. Nestlé offers a wide portfolio of products and services for people and their pets throughout their lives.

 

 

4th Karachi International Water Conference aiming to bring together thought leaders

President Of Pakistan Dr. Arif Alvi at the opening session on the first day of 4th Karachi International Water Conference

Karachi(Cliff News)The first day of the two-day Fourth Karachi International Water Conference aiming to bring together thought leaders, actors and players of the water sector that are working on Water-Energy-Food Nexus took place here today. Major global, regional and national organizations and their representatives, researchers, professionals, decision-makers, business innovators, practitioners, experts, women’s groups, youth groups and leaders on WEF Nexus exchanged ideas on fostering new thinking, developing innovative solutions and work on the water agenda for the 21st century.Day 1 opened with Ashraf Kapadia, Chairperson Hisaar Foundation who welcomed the guests and gave a short introduction of Hisaar Foundation – a Foundation for Water, Food and Livelihood Security. Next Simi Kamal, the Founder of Hisaar Foundation spoke on the purpose of the conference, linking it to the global discourse on Water-Energy-Food Nexus and the centrality of water in the nexus. Ghias Khan, head of ENGRO Corporation spoke of access to clean water. He mentioned that as responsible corporates, we must monitor, measure and analyze our water usage to uncover opportunities to enhance our water management. He urged the public and private sectors to work together to bring positive change for the future.In his Keynote address Dr Roberto Lenton, Daugherty Distinguished Fellow, provided his perspective on the challenges of the 21st century and the water-food-energy nexus, during which he highlighted the Sustainable Development Goals as the framework for articulating the challenges, examining the inter-relationships among water, food and energy security. He discussed the value of considering these three key challenges jointly rather than separately, and provided a few examples of these inter-relationships in specific contexts.His Excellency President of Pakistan, Dr Arif Alvi, highlighted that he has selected water as one of his main areas of focus and keenly supports initiatives aimed at providing short and long term solutions to Pakistan’s water problems. He spoke of the Clean and Green Pakistan initiative and other dedicated efforts for water management, agriculture efficiency and use of renewable sources for power generation. The exhibition of the conference was also opened by the President.Session 2A ‘Valuing Water – Harnessing Energy and Food Production’ focused on understanding and localizing the WEF Nexus. Session 2B ‘Leaving No One behind – Café of the Unheard’ provided a platform for the audience to directly engage with the experts present on a range of subjects. Session 3A ‘Water Governance and security – Saving Urban Water from Urban Decay’ explored governance and politics of urban water and identified the way forward for the city of Karachi. Session 3B ‘The Indus and Murray Darling – A shared experience of reform’ identified Australian sustainability initiatives of relevance for Pakistan’s consideration. Session 4A ‘Water Infrastructure and Investments – Who gives a Dam’ explored the place of large and small water infrastructures in the context of WEF Nexus. Session 4B ‘Does the Nexus actually work? Women’s perspective’s sought to ascertain if the WEF Nexus resonates with Pakistani women.The session ended successfully with the attendees hopeful that the water problems of the country could be addressed in a more positive and innovative way in the near future.The PR of was handled by Starlinks PR and Events.

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Nestle inaugurates new plant worth USD 22 million in Sheikhupura

Lahore(Cliff News)Punjab Governor Chaudhry Mohammad Sarwar inaugurated a state-of-the-art manufacturing plant at Nestlé Pakistan’s Sheikhupura Factory.The production capacity of the NESTLÉ FRUITA VITALS (Nestlé’s range of juices, nectars and drinks) Plant – the newest edition to its facilities operating in Pakistan – is 24,000 units per hour. The company’s investment of USD 22 million is one of its largest investments recently.While speaking at the occasion, Chaudhry Mohammad Sarwar said, “We aim to create conditions in which foreign companies are attracted towards making new investments. At present, the government is making concerted efforts to revive the nation’s economy. I am really pleased to see that Nestlé, one of the world’s leading food and beverage companies, is making such good progress in Pakistan.”Welcoming the investment, the Governor added, “I am heartened to see that Nestlé has always taken a keen interest in creating opportunities for the people. Their investment demonstrates and speaks volume about Nestlé’s trust in the future of Pakistan.”Samer Chedid, Chief Executive Officer, Nestlé Pakistan, while sharing his views said, “Nestlé’s recent investment is a testament to our continuous trust in Pakistan and its growth potential. We are also excited about integrating our Chaunsa value chain. We are procuring Chaunsa mangoes from the 110 farms that we introduced interventions at to improve their yield’s quantity and quality. This integration demonstrates our Creating Shared Value approach in which we ensure that our activities and products are making a positive difference to society while contributing to Nestlé’s ongoing success.”“We appreciate the government’s steps as a result of which Pakistan has been listed by the World Bank as among the ‘Top-20 Improvers in Ease of Doing Business 2020’.   This is a clear reflection of the government’s commitment to improve competitiveness by increasing support for the development of the private sector, reducing regulatory and administrative burden on enterprises,” he said.

About Nestlé

Nestlé is the world’s largest food and beverage company. It is present in 191 countries around the world, and its 328,000 employees are committed to Nestlé’s purpose of enhancing quality of life and contributing to a healthier future. Nestlé offers a wide portfolio of products and services for people and their pets throughout their lives.

 

 

Nestle aims to provide quality of water with less consumption

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Karachi(Syed Qalbe Muhammad)Nestle aims to provide quality of water with less consumption to fulfil the healthy needs of society and their customers.The highly expensive RO plants and pumps they are installed in Port Qasim Karachi factory.Haider Ali Production Manager Nestle Pakistan said that we started our operations in 2007 and in 12 years of success we are still getting to win the trust of our consumers.We are preparing 18.6Million bottles per year.Our capacity here to fill 19 liters 2320 bottles per year.The visit of Nestle is very interesting and informative and I personally saw all the process of packing and filling process of bottles.The whole plant and all pipelines made off stainless steel and you don’t find any rust particles or dust there.I personally witnessed the company working environment and professional coordination is fabulous.The safety and training of staff is the first priority of the company.Last 3 years no accident is reported.The observations are given in weekly reports to make more strong the professional abilities of employees and quality of their products.

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LUMS and Nestle jointly organised seminar “Together for Water”

Lahore(Cliff News)Panelists while discussing World Water Day concurred that water resources, if managed properly, by all actors collectively, would ensure that everyone has access to it. They agreed that human behavior, social customs, institutions, and government policies heavily influence conservation of water.The discussion took place at a seminar “Together for Water”, held jointly by Nestlé Pakistan and Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS). The panelists represented a range of stakeholders; from think-tanks to academia and from government to private sector. The seminar highlighted issues faced by Pakistan, stressing possible solutions and a collaborative approach towards water conservation.Ensuring availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all is also goal number six of sustainable development goals (SDGs) by United Nations which signifies its importance. Pakistan has the world’s fourth highest rate of water use. The water intensity rate the amount of water in cubic meters used per unit of GDP- is also the highest in the world, suggesting that the country’s economy is more water-intensive. This wastage of water must be halted to further dive into the pool of scarcity. Highlighting the importance of finding nature based solutions to water conservation, Hammad Naqi, CEO, WWF-Pakistan said “WWF-Pakistan is committed to promoting nature based solutions to conserving and restoring water resources of Pakistan. This encompasses a holistic approach of water stewardship, security and conservation combined.”He gave the example of how WWF is working with companies like Nestlé to implement an international water standard that promotes the use of water in a socially equitable, economically beneficial, and environmentally sustainable way, through a stakeholder inclusive approach.Nisar Memon, Chairman of Water Environment Forum, talked about water governance in Pakistan, saying, “People and Governments of Pakistan are together to protect, preserve and plan water assets of Pakistan such as: 7235 glaciars and our major rivers – Indus, Jhelum and Chenab. The climate change challenges are being met with our 2013 National Climate Change Policy and today as we meet here in LUMS Lahore, the Council of Common Interests meeting in planned in Islamabad to approve the National Water Policy to ensure water-energy-food for our over 210 million is well governed.”Dr Zakir Hussain, Principal Scientific Officer, Pakistan Agricultural Research Council said“Pakistan’s agriculture is increasingly vulnerable to the vagaries of climate change. Improving farmers’ resilience to climate change requires more efficient use and equitable distribution of irrigation water, agricultural insurance to protect farmers against losses, and support from the government in adopting climate-smart agricultural practices.”
Dr Abubakar from the Centre of Water Informatics and Technology, LUMS talked about how technology can be usedin agriculture for efficient water management. He also stressed the need for industry workingwith academia to find solutions, using Nestlé-WIT relationship as a model. The two partners are working on smart soil sensors that can help farmers to reduce water usage in agriculture and also avoid crop stress due to over and under irrigation.