Australian High Commissioner Dr Geoffrey Shaw on Tuesday announced the launching of ‘Apna Farm’ and ‘Apna Paani’ mobile applications that aims to build capacity of researchers, farmers, farming communities and relevant government and non-government agencies to enhance farming family livelihoods in Pakistan.
According to the details, Dr Geoffrey Shaw in his twitter handle said:
Pleased to launch the ‘Apna Farm’ and ‘Apna Paani’ mobile apps by Australian Center for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR ) and Charles Sturt University
and Pakistan Council of Research in Water Resources (PCRWR).
He said that the above mentioned applications will help Flag of Pakistan Pakistani farmers manage shared water assets and increase crop outputs while sustaining precious water resources.
Dr Geoffrey Shaw also congratulated to all those involved in the project.
Pleased to launch the ‘Apna Farm’ and ‘Apna Paani’ mobile apps by @ACIARAustralia, @CharlesSturtUni and PCRWR. The Apps will help 🇵🇰 Pakistani farmers manage shared water assets and increase crop outputs while sustaining precious water resources. Congratulations to all involved. pic.twitter.com/S91JUUvZ61
— Dr Geoffrey Shaw (@AusHCPak) July 28, 2020
Federal Minister of Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry also thanked Australian government for their efforts to improve livelihoods of Pakistani farmers.
In his tweet, Fawad Chaudhry said this project will help farmers to be more informed.
Pakistan is looking forward for more projects with Australia, Fawad Chaudhry added.
Thank you High Commissioner, this ll help farmer to be more informed…. looking forward for more projects with Australia https://t.co/WK19nQF9jW
— Ch Fawad Hussain (@fawadchaudhry) July 28, 2020
Pakistan’s population of over 180 million relies heavily on agriculture, which contributes 21 percent of the country’s Gross Domestic Product and more than 40 percent of its employment.
Around 95 percent of the country’s water consumption is used for agriculture, and the pressure on available resources is increasing.