CIMMYT, INT re-opened outreach office in Pakistan during 2010 with support from Ministry of National Food Security and Research and Pakistan Agriculture Research Council - PARC. CIMMYT office in Pakistan acts like bridge between CIMMYT Head office in Mexico and Pakistani agriculture community.
CIMMYT as external partner of “Wheat Productivity Enhancement Program (WPEP)” along with PARC manages 4 out of 6 WPEP objectives including Coordination and Capacity building of Pakistani human resource (Read more about WPEP). CIMMYT Pakistan is reporting channel for Cereal System Initiative South Asia, CSISA – located in Faisalabad, Pakistan. CIMMYT is playing crucial role in catalyzing cereals research in Pakistan to increase the productivity of cereals based cropping systems using best agronomic practices and varieties. The country office is facilitating to link Pakistan national agriculture research systems with other national and international institutions in South Asia, and developed countries.
Dr. M. Imtiaz – WPEP Programs Leader