PMAS Arid Agriculture University in Collaboration with ECOSF organized the International Biological Diversity Day 2020
Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University (PMASAAU) in collaboration with ECOSF and other partners hosted a live webinar during International Biodiversity Day 2020 with a theme entitled “Nature for Life Solutions” on June 3rd 2020. The webinar provided an opportunity to a large number of participants from various backgrounds to interact and discuss importance of biodiversity for environment and planet.
On behalf of ECOSF, President ECOSF Prof. Dr. Manzoor Hussain Soomro participated as a speaker and presented his talk on “Farmer Education- A prerequisite for Conservation and Enhancement of Agro-biodiversity”. Prof. Soomro highlighted the importance of Farmers Field School (FFS) approach which can strengthen the participatory method amongst the livestock professionals, farmers and service providers. Prof. Soomro shared that this FFS was institutionalized in Pakistan in 2001 and provided instruments to scale up the farmer-led IPM programme through integration of international and national efforts on various fronts.
Earlier Prof. Dr. Rahmatullah Qureshi, Department of Botany, PMASAAU opened the webinar as an organizer and shared key facts on significance of Biodiversity for the mankind and nature. During the Webinar, Dr. Mohammad Rafique – Ex DG Pakistan Museum of Natural History (PMH), Prof. Dr. Shafqat Saeed Dean MNS University of Agriculture Multan and Dr. Abdul Aleem Chaudhary, CEO Aleem Conservation Consulting Pakistan also spoke in the session.