I am a horticulturist with strong experience as a researcher specifically in vegetable (Tomato) production, thermotolerance, mutation breeding, pre and post harvest analysis.
I joined CABI-CWA in April 2018. My job role includes working with project partners such as NABI/PARC, and the University of Queensland to coordinate work conducted at field sites. For CABI, I am responsible for CABI project activities whereby I provide the communication and coordination link between project management, field team, partners, and stakeholders. I also manage CABI-CWAs Facebook and Twitter channels.
CABI’s centre in Pakistan coordinates our activities in Central and Western Asia. Small-scale farming here is widespread, employing a large percentage of the population in many areas. Agriculture contributes heavily towards the region’s economy and its development.
Small scale vegetable farmers in Pakistan encounter a number of issues that compromise their sustainable livelihoods; particularly for women and youth. Through the project, an alliance of selected organisations is aiming to improve the livelihoods of rural communities in Sindh and Punjab through strengthening selected horticultural value chains, and promoting sustainable production and marketing opportunities.
Start: 16/02/18 -End: 31/12/21