CIE participants Visited Agricultural farm

CIE participants Visited Agricultural farm

The development of agri enterprises is a key factor to promote entrepreneurial development in Pakistan. In continuity with this objective, a field trip of CIE students was arranged on 27th May 2017. The participants were very excited and their journey began at around 10 in the morning. The temperature was bit harsh. The participants wer accompanied by Mr. Rao Israr Ahmed, Program manager EDP along with Mr. Muhammad Talha Azeem, Visiting faculty IBA CED. The main theme of trip was to explore the agri entrepreneurial opportunities. In order to do this, a farm at memon goth was visited. That farm was one of its own kind. The 4 acre agricultural farm comprises of five main units and was carrying multiple enterprises.

CIE participants Visited Agricultural farm

The most interesting among all these enterprises was bio gas production unit as it deals with the efficient and optimal utilization of waste materials like cow dung, organic waste and animal waste etc. this utilization not only makes the environment clean but can also be helpful in producing low cost electricity. It was truly fascinating for all the participants to see working bio gas generator. Upon arrival, the owner of the farm, Mr. Sheikh Shafqat Elahi demonstrated the participants about various sections of the farm. Mr.Shaikh was captivated with the idea of organic farming, which is quite new to this part of the world. He started with the bio gas plant which can produce up to 50 KW of electricity. This allows the participants to see another opportunity which was the bio fertilizer processing plant. The main raw material of that bio fertilizer is the left over from the bio gas generator. After processing, this fertilizer can be packed and marketed easily. This fertilizer is now thoroughly available in local market with a brnad name of go organic bio fertilizer. Later on, participants had their hands on with the nursery management techniques as a specific section of farm was designated to maintain a nursery of good coconut plants. It was really an interesting and informative trip in total for all us. In the end, Mr. Elahi was presented with the Souvenir on behalf of IBA for his effort and kind gesture.

CIE participants Visited Agricultural farm
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