Lahore (Muhammad Yasir) Nestlé Pakistan partnered with National Institute of Food Science and Technology, University of Agriculture (NIFSAT – UAF) to focus on capacity building and enhanced development of the agriculture sector and food science technology.
Under the MoU, Nestlé Pakistan and NIFSAT will be working on alignment on laboratory testing methods, and food safety awareness programs and training. Both organisations will also provide demand driven support to regulatory authorities for harmonization of food standards and collaborate in their awareness campaigns about milk quality and safety in general public. This initiative is in-line with United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs 17) of Formulating Partnerships For Achieving Desired Goals.
On the occasion, Samer Chedid, CEO, Nestlé Pakistan said, “Nestlé Pakistan, in line with our purpose of unlocking the power of food to enhance quality of life for everyone, today and for generations to come, believes in working towards development of food and farm sector as key to boosting economic growth in Pakistan. Working together on these collaborative initiatives will help us achieve our targets and implement best global practices revolving around food safety and harmonization of food standards.”
Prof. Dr. Asif Tanveer, Vice Chancellor UAF, said, “I am extremely pleased about this partnership and thankful to Nestlé Pakistan for believing in this initiative where we will work together for training and research, while implementing best farming practices.”
Agriculture services is one of the integral pillars of Nestlé Pakistan which is contributing towards improvement in socioeconomic conditions and livelihood of the farmers. Nestlé provides innovative solutions on dairy and agriculture to farmers through its trained team of professionals, specialised in agriculture and dairy farming. The partnership is specifically dedicated towards improvement of the food, agriculture and dairy sector from grass-root level.
Meanwhile, Nestlé Pakistan, in line with the company’s global sustainable packaging transformation journey, has a vision to make its packaging 100% recyclable or reusable by 2025 and ensure that none of its packaging, including plastics, ends up in landfills nor oceans, lakes and rivers.