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IDA/700-PAK-10
Assignment Report
Agricultural Education

FOR INTERNAL USE ONLY:
NOT FOR GENERAL DISTRIBUTION

PAKISTAN

Horticulture and Vegetable Production
at the Sind Agricultural University, Tandojam
by
Mohamed A. S. Sakr

UNITED NATIONS EDUCATIONAL, SCIENTIFIC
AND CULTURAL ORGANIZATION (Unesco)
Paris, 1982

Serial No. FMR/ED/OPS/82/23KIDA)

IDA/700-PAK-10
Assignment Report (Sakr)
FMR/ED/OPS/82/231 (IDA)
Paris, 22 June 1982

CONTENTS

PARAGRAPHS

INTRODUCTION

( 1 - 2)

AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION: UNIVERSITY PROVISION
AND NEEDS

( 3 - 14)

Faculties

3-

4

Central Facilities:

5-

8

(1)
(2)
(3)

Central Library
Laboratories
Water and Electricity

(4)

5
6
7
S

University Farm

9
Faculty of Agriculture

9
Staffing
10 - 14
Department of Horticulture

10
(1)
(2)
(3)

Staffing
Buildings
Equipment

11 - 13

14
(15 - 36)

ACTIVITIES OF HORTICULTURAL DEPARTMENT AND ADVISER
16 - 20
Undergraduate Curricula

21
Postgraduate Curricula
22 - 29
Vegetable Crops
(1)
(2)
(3)

objectives and Methods
Growing methods
Seed production

(4)

Results

22 - 23
24 - 27

28
29
30 - 32

Student Training:- practical work and lectures

33 - 34

Staff Training
Research

35 -

I.

INTRODUCTION

1.
This report covers the activities of the Adviser in Horticulture and Vega,table Production from 14 March 1981 to 13 March 1982, within the framework of Credit Agreement No. 678, signed on 18 February 1977 between the Government of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan and the International Development Association as provided by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) under sub-contract to Unesco.

2.

His functions were defined as follows:Under the direction of the Vice-chancellor of the University and the Director of the Third Education Project in Pakistan, the Adviser, besides performing such other duties within his competence as might be assigned him, would assist the University's Faculty of Agriculture to:

a)

b)

Develop curricula and teaching methods for courses in
horticulture ;

ç)

Prepare courses on physiological features affecting
the growth of horticultural crops, including day-length,
water-stress, soil and air temperatures, fertiliser use
and uptake, etc.;

d)

Encourage the development and use of innovative methods
for teaching horticulture;

e)

Identify plant species which could be used locally for
seed production;

f)

I I.

Initiate and improve research methods in vegetable
production;

Prepare, within the Adviser's field of competence,
technical documents (manuals, guidelines, brochures, etc.)
to be put at the disposal of the Faculty of Agriculture.

AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION: UNIVERSITY PROVISION AND NEEDS
Faculties

3.
The Sind Agricultural University, which developed from the Agricultural College first established at Sakrand in 1939, had in 1982, an enrolment of 1,700 students and some 200 teaching staff (not including Research Institute s taff). It has a Division of Basic Sciences, three Faculties - Agriculture, Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science, and Agricultural Engineering — and a Directorate of Advanced Studies.

4.
The largest faculty is that of Agriculture, with 1,252 undergraduates and 174 postgraduate students and 88 teaching staff in 1982. It has eleven departments: agronomy, botany and plant breeding, agricultural extension and short courses, agricultural chemistry, agricultural economics, entomology, horticulture, plant protection, plant pathology, statistics and English.

-2-

Central Facilities
(1)

Central Library;

5.
The Adviser considered that the Central Library, which serves the whole University, had inadequate stocks of recent reference books and periodicals, that its use could be increased if its hours of operation were extended from 7.30 a.m. to 7.30 p.m., and that indexing and shelf-storage of books and other materials should be...
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