Pakistan’s FAO representative calls on Khusro Bakhtiar in Islamabad

Pakistan's FAO representative calls on Khusro Bakhtiar in Islamabad
ISLAMABAD: Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) representative in Pakistan Ms. Mina Dowlatchahi called on Federal Minister for National Food Security Khusro Bakhtiar in Islamabad today (Tuesday).
According to a press release issued by Pakistan’s information Department, Pakistan and (FAO) agreed to continue their joint efforts for cooperation in area of controlling locust in Pakistan.
Khusro Bakhtiar urged for technical advice of FAO regarding recent locust phenomena in Punjab, guidance on international practices and use of pesticides with safety standards.
He also showed concern over the use of chemical pesticides and asked for recommended chemical and bio-pesticides with minimal impact on environment.
The federal minister also said that supply of correct Pesticides is extremely important and the government doesn’t want to end up with the procurement of wrong pesticides.
The FAO representative said that they have our technical experts in FAO’s headquarter who can share their expertise with Pakistan.
The FAO representative affirmed to provide locust devices that require GPS facility in affected areas.
She said that FAO is going to arrange a coordination meeting of locust affected countries in the region including Pakistan, India, Iran, and Afghanistan earlier next month in Abu Dhabi.
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