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World Water Day, 28 March, 2019 Leaving no one behind- Small farmers leading the way


Karachi: The theme for World Water Day2019 is “Leaving no one behind” which highlights the importance of engaging weaker and vulnerable stakeholders of water research in Pakistan. Agriculture is the biggest consumer of water and small farmers forms the principle agrarian community. The event was jointly organized on March 28in Karachiby ACIAR, University of Canberra, CSIRO, PCRWR, PARC and SOFT.Speaking on the occasion, Australian High Commissioner H.E. Margaret Adamson said that farmers of Sindh are the caretakers of “Darya-e-Sindh” and its environmental health and ecology. She further added that small farmers have to lead the way for any change in the sector, particularly meeting scarcity through increasing water productivity in agriculture.The Minister for Agriculture,Government of Sindh,Mr. Muhammad Ismail Rahu emphasized on introduction of innovative technologies for the utilization of available water resources in irrigated agriculture. He also remarked that Government of Sindh is committed to enhance agricultural productivity at tertiary and field level.The Chairman PARC, Dr Munir Ahmad has said that now a days smart technologies are available to manage water crises situation and role of farmers are vital for water resources management. The event was attended by a large number of persons from provincial government departments, international organizations, universities and farmers.