Joint research project on Salinity in the Southern Indus Basin (ASSIB)

Adapting to Salinity in the Southern Indus Basin (ASSIB), joint research project on the salinity in soil and groundwater in Sindh, a memorandum of understanding (MoU) has been signed. The participants are Sindh Agriculture University (SAU), Mehran University of Engineering & Technology University (MUET), Agriculture Research Sindh (ARS), and Sindh Irrigation Development Authority (SIDA). This project is being conducted in collaboration with Australian Center for International Agriculture Research (ACIAR). Taking the leading position, Sindh Agriculture University with the financial support of the Australian government will launch a research project on suggested “Bright Spots” for dealing with salinity in the Southern Indus Basin. Thus, a MoU signing ceremony was held at Sindh Agriculture University committee room, presided by Dr Fateh Marri, Vice Chancellor, Sindh Agriculture University. Prof Dr Altaf Siyal, Director ORIC SAU, Dr Bakhshal Lashari, National Project Coordinator and Emeritus Professor MUET, Noor Muhammad Baloch, Director General, Agriculture Research Sindh and Masroor Ahmed Shahwani, Institutional Specialist, SIDA signed the MoU.