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Nestlé Pakistan partners with NIFSAT for enhancement of agriculture sector

Nestle Pakistan has teamed up with NIFSAT – UAF to focus on capacity building and enhanced development of the agriculture sector and food science technology

In line with the United Nations Sustainability Goals (SDGs17) for forming partnerships for achieving desired goals, Nestlé Pakistan has partnered with the National Institute of Food Science and Technology, University of Agriculture (NIFSAT – UAF) to focus on capacity building and enhanced development of the agriculture sector and food science technology, read a statement yesterday.

Under the agreement, Nestlé Pakistan and NIFSAT will develop proficient laboratory testing methods and a food safety awareness program. These programs will include relevant training programs, as well.

Read more: Nestlé Pakistan donates 75 tons of water to National Disaster Management Authority for relief efforts in Karachi

Both organizations have also agreed to provide demand-driven support to regulatory authorities for standardization of ‘food-standards,’ including campaigning about milk safety and quality procedures.

Last month Nestlé Pakistan donated five thousand trees to the Metropolitan Corporation Islamabad. This donation was made as part of Nestle’s tree plantation drive, which was part of its monsoon tree plantation drive. The campaign was part of Nestle’s commitment to Prime Minister Imran Khan’s Clean Green Pakistan initiative.

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Speaking on occasion, Fatima Akhtar Ahmad, Manager Public Affairs, Nestlé, had said, “The drive is focused on Nestlé’s philosophy of creating shared value and sustainability that revolves around striving towards zero environmental impact of operations in a systematic manner.”

Shaikh Ansar Aziz, Mayor Islamabad, expressed his views, said, “I’m thankful to Nestlé Pakistan for supporting us continuously over the years in our efforts to promote tree plantation activities in Islamabad. Their generous donation of trees reflects their commitment towards a Clean Green Pakistan.”

Nestlé had also previously provided 50,000 water bottles to people affected by the rains in Karachi last month.

GVS News Desk