International workshop on sustainable food systems under climate change in SA concludes


Islamabad: Three day International Workshop on Sustainable Food Systems under Climate Change in South Asia concluded here at Thursday with the pledge to join hands for adopting appropriate measures for capacity building, technology development and combating environmental degradation with addition to mitigation and adaptation to overcome the food security issues to be confronted by the countries especially falling in South Asia Regions including Pakistan due to rapid increase in temperature and weather pattern changes.
These views were expressed by the eminent speakers and delegates during their deliberations in different sessions held on Climate Change Impacts on Agriculture in South Asia, Agriculture, Nutrition and Health, Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Climate Change, Water-Energy-Food Security Nexus. The International Conference was attended foreign delegates from Nepal, Bhutan Bangladesh, Austria and Germany heads and representatives of academia, research scholars, Environmentalists.
Ambassador of Federal Republic of Germany in Pakistan H.E. Martin Kobler in his address said that regional cooperation of South Asian countries especially relating to Climate Change and Food Security are commendable and in the light of expert opinion in relevant field practicable recommendations would be evolved tackle the issues of climate change. He said that it time that south Asian countries would share their success stories and good practices to achieve the targets of Sustainable Development.
Prof. Dr. Iqrar Ahmad Khan Ex-Vive Chancellor Universityof Agriculture, Faisalable, Dr. Jurgen Kropp, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research PIK, Germany, Prof. Dinesh Raj Bhuju, Prof. Dr. Dhulam Rasul, Director General, Pakisan Meteorological Department (PMD), Dr. Shiva Raj Bhatttarai of Royal Thimphu College Bhutan, Ms. Lipy Adhikari of ICIMOD Nepal, Dr. Muhammad Farooq, Sultan Qaboos University Oman deliberated on different subjects.
The head of CCRD Assistant Professor Dr. Saeed Asad expressed his gratitude to all leaned participants who had given their best to address all the issues relating to climate change of food production.
powers, which he said is natural phenomena; however we are trying our best to resolve the contentious issues amicably with the federal government.
The Prime Minister went on to say that some employees of the council want to get such law passed that exempt them from any kind of accountability of their past wrong doings including their induction in the council.


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