Nestlé, UVAS collaborate to facilitate agri sector

LAHORE: Nestlé Pakistan in collaboration with the University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) has inaugurated its latest Agricultural Water Efficiency Project at the UVAS Ravi Campus, Pattoki. the initiative is aimed at strengthening Nestlé’s vision of improving the agricultural yield in Pakistan and has the potential to save 14.87 million liters of water annually.

Nestlé Pakistan CEO Freda Duplin said, “Water is a resource which is fast depleting. Nestlé is devoted to working towards helping address the issue adopting collective action, as is envisioned in our Caring for Water initiative. Our collaboration with UVAS is another step towards that. The project will encourage the preservation of water resources in the long term.”

Speaking on the occasion, UVAS Vice-Chancellor Talat Naseer Pasha said, “This collaboration with Nestlé Pakistan is an excellent initiative to address the water challenges being faced by Pakistan. More than 90pc of water usage is for agriculture and in order to successfully tackle the impending water shortage, we need to encourage farmers to become mindful of how they use water.”

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