Nestle Pakistan will Provide Technical Support for Improving Quality and Quantity of Mangoes to the Growers

Punjab Agriculture Department has signed two Memorandums of
Understanding (MOUs) with Nestle Pakistan for agricultural sustainability
including Chaunsa Mango sector and Water Resource Management. For the Chaunsa
project Nestle Pakistan shall take on board Mango Research Institute Multan as
a research partner, said a spokesman of the provincial agriculture department
here on Tuesday.
By virtue of these MoUs, Nestle Pakistan will provide
technical support for improving quality and quantity of Mangoes to the growers.
With the latest research in Mango sector, farm practices to be introduced will
enable growers to work in a best way according to the latest production
Under another MoU, in water resource management project,
water Management wing of Agriculture Department will partner with Nestle
Pakistan for a program which offer 60 percent subsidy to farmers who employee
high efficiency irrigating system (Drip Irrigation) and other Water
conservation techniques, technology and practices. Nestle will also bear the 30
percent share that the farmer owes to the government.

The pilot project will spread over 10 acres, located at
Sheikhupura District. Commenting on the collaboration, Secretary Agriculture
Punjab Muhammad Mehmood said that more than 90 percent of water usage is for agriculture
and in order to successfully tackle the prevailing water shortage, we need to
encourage farmers to become mindful of how they use water. He further said that
Chaunsa is one of the best variety of Mango with the potential for export but
again, we need to teach farmers how to improve quantity and quality of yield,
he added.

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