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  • 1. i Five Years PARC Business Plan (2013-18) Preparation Team: Mr. Daud Khan, Principal Officer, Food & Agriculture Organization (FAO), Rome, Italy Dr. Ahmad Bakhsh Mahar, Director General, Planning & Development Division, PARC Dr. Muhammad Kamal Sheikh. Principal Scientific Officer, Planning & Development Division, PARC Dr. Muhammad Azeem Khan, Director General, NARC Dr. Muhammad Munir, Sr. Director, Plant Sciences Division, PARC Mr. Imtiaz Ahmad, Director Environment, Natural Resources Division, PARC Dr. Shahid Rafique, Acting Member, Animal Sciences Division, PARC Dr. Abdul Jabbar, Director, Agriculture Price & Trade Policy (APTP), Social Sciences Division, PARC

2. ii FIVE YEARS PARC BUISNESS PLAN (2013-18) Planning & Development Division (P&DD) Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC), Islamabad 2013 ISBN: 978-969-409-243-0 Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC) P.O. Box 1031, Plot # 20, Atta Turk Av., G-5/1, Islamabad Tel: +92 51 9203577, 051-8442203 Fax: +92 51 9202150 www.parc.gov.pk 3. iii CONTENTS Contents____________________________________________________________ List of Annexes______________________________________________________ Foreword___________________________________________________________ Acronyms___________________________________________________________ Executive Summary___________________________________________________ Introduction_________________________________________________________ iii iv v vi 1 2 Background _________________________________________________________ 3 The Five Year Business Plan ____________________________________________ 4 The Reform Action Plan _______________________________________ 4 Plan to Improve Enabling Environment for the National Research System_____________________________________________________ Upstream Strategic Research to Address Key constraints _____________ 4 5 Cost Estimates _______________________________________________________ Financial Plan ________________________________________________________ 6 7 The Consultative Process _______________________________________________ 7 Risks _______________________________________________________________ 7 4. iv ANNEXURES Annex-I Recommendations of the Independent Third Party Evaluation 9 Annex-II Conceptual Framework for Reform of PARC 19 Annex-III (a) High Level Reform Action Plan for PARC 20 Annex-III (b) Plan to Improve Enabling Environment 31 Annex-III (c) High Priority Research Themes 35 Annex-III (d) Annex-IV Annex -V Results Matrix and Work Plan for Research and Dissemination - Plant Sciences (PS) - Natural Resources (NR) - Animal Sciences (AS) - Social Sciences (SS) The Competitive Grants Evaluation System Main Findings of the Electronic Survey 36 36 42 50 55 58 63 5. v F O R E W O R D If "we fail to plan, we plan to fail" this proverb fits for every activity and discipline. We cannot move efficiently with limited resources in any business, agriculture research is not an exception. If agricultural research in the country has to create some impact then we must plan effectively for it. PARC on the recommendations of its Board of Governors engaged itself in the process of a review by an independent third party. The review team made important recommendations covering reforming and restructuring PARC and its functions. Later a three members committee of visionary agricultural research management conducted an internal review and produced some important recommendations regarding PARC's research agenda and its management. In order to implement these recommendations PARC took steps to form a team of experts from PARC along with an expert from FAO, Rome. This group, after a long consultative process and in the light of the recommendations of these reviews, has prepared a Five Years Business Plan 2013- 18. The business plan comprises three components. First, a Reforms Action Plan for strengthening key institutional and process aspects of PARCs work; second, set of actions to be undertaken by PARC to improve the enabling environment for the national research system; and third, an indicative plan for upstream and strategic research for the national research system as a whole. The business plan also identifies the actors against each action area, indicating a reasonable timeframe for each action in which it should be completed. It also sets out financial outlays and plans to match reasonable amount of resources to run the show. This document provides reasonable grounds for measuring its implementation status and outcomes of the actions completed. It also identifies the key risks which need to be taken as source of caution for the implementers and policy makers who are going to take up this document as a source of guidance for coming five years. The details programs and projects would be prepared under these guidelines in all disciplines of agricultural research. It is hoped that this business plan will be implemented in letter and spirit for the benefits of all the stakeholders and agriculture sector growth. Federal and provincial research organizations, public private sectors agencies, NGOs, international research organizations and donor agencies will be able to take advantage of the reforms, improved research environment and broader priority research areas to work collectively for setting a long term growth momentum. I congratulate the authors and PARC teams who have worked hard to produce this useful document. Planning and Development Division has been playing the leading role with the technical divisions of PARC for this task, they deserve special appreciations. The FAO expert Mr. Daud Khan has very kindly spared his time and made number of visits and worked with PARC team to complete this document. His services are acknowledged with thanks to him and FAO. Dr. Iftikhar Ahmad CHAIRMAN 6. vi Acronyms/Abbreviations ACCA Amino Cyclo-propane Carbo-oxalic Acid AFL Amplified Fragment Length Polymorphism AI Artificial Insemination AIS Agricultural Innovation Systems AJK Azad Jammu & Kashmir AKIS Agricultural Knowledge Information Systems AP Aid and promote agricultural research in the country API Agriculture Policy Institute AS Animal sciences ASD Animal Sciences Division ASOs Assistant Scientific Officers AVC Audiovisual Communication Center BARI Barani Agriculture Research Institute BCS Body Condition Scoring BOG Board of Governors BVD Bovine Viral Diarrhea CBOs Community Base Organization CEstt Create research establishment to fill in the provincial gap CGIAR Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research Coord Coordinate agricultural research in the country CRPs CGIAR Research Programs CSOs Chief Scientific Officers D.I.Khan Dera Ismail Khan DG Director General DSI Directorate of Scientific Information EAPARC Employees' Association of PARC EC Executive Committee FAnGR Farm Animals Genetic Resources FAO Food and Agriculture Organization FATA Federally Administered Tribal Areas FFDs Farmer Field Days FFS Farmer Field Schools GAP Good Agricultural Practices GAD Generate, Acquire and Disseminate agricultural information G-B Gilgit Baltistan GDP Gross Domestic Product GoP Government of Pakistan GOs Government Organizations GWAS Genome Wide Association Studies HBRI Honey Bee Research Institute HR Human Resource IARCs International Agriculture and Research centers IBR Infectious Bovine Rhinotreacheitis IFPRI International Food Policy Research Institute IPARCC Inter Provincial Agricultural Research Coordination Committee IPM Integrated Pest Management IT Information Technology ITPE Independent Third Party Evaluation 7. vii KPK Khyber PakhtunKhwa KSB A Water Pump Manufacturing Company Name L&DD Livestock & Dairy Development M&E Monitoring & Evaluation MARC Mountain Agricultural Research Center MOUs Memorandums of Understanding NARC National Agricultural Research Center NARS National Agricultural Research System NBER National Bureau of Economic Research NGOs Non Governmental Organizations NR Natural Resources NRD Natural Resources Division NRM Natural Resource Management NRSP National Rural Support Program P&D Planning & Development P&DD Planning & Development Division PARC Pakistan Agricultural Research Council PARSA Pakistan Agricultural Research Scientists Association PATCO PARC Agro -Tech Company PCR Polymerase Chain Reaction PD Project Director PIASA PARC Institute of Advanced Studies in Agriculture PIs Principal Investigators PRMC Planning Research & Monitoring Cell PS Plant Sciences PSD Plant sciences Division PSDP Public Sector Development Program PSO Principal Scientific Officer QTLs Qualitative Trait Loci's R&D Research & Development RFLP Restriction Fragment Length Polymorphism RSC Residual Sodium Carbonate RRI Range Research Institute SAARC South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation SNPs Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms SOs Scientific Officers SPUs Semen Production Units SS Social Sciences SSD Social Sciences Division SSI Social Sciences Institute SSO Senior Scientific Officer SSRI Social Sciences Research Institute TAC Technical Advisory Committee TSM Train high level scientific manpower UN United Nations UT Undertake agricultural research in the country VCs Vice Chancellors WPEP Wheat Productivity Enhancement Project 8. 1 Executive Summary Growth in agriculture needs to be accelerated in order to meet the food security needs of the country, and provide income and employment in rural areas. There is wide consensus that technology and innovation can play a lead role in achieving this goal. PARC - whose mandates includes aiding, promoting and coordinating the research effort across the country; ensuring that research results are disseminated and utilized; and creating a cadre of highly trained manpower to undertake and manage research - needs to play a major role in the enhanced research effort across the country. The activities and programmes of PARC ha