FAISALABAD, (Pakistan Point News - APP - 03rd Nov, 2016 ) : Distinguished Innovation Collaboration and Entrepreneurship (DICE) business plan contest of agriculture and food industry arranged at the University of Agriculture Faisalabad (UAF) concluded on Thursday. It is a part of UAF ongoing Rabi that will continue till November 07, 2016. In the contest, as many as 20 universities across the country participated. In the DICE contest, Dr. Abdul Rehman from University of Sargodha bagged the first position by developing the business model of triple Row Sugarcane Inter-Cropping Drill.
Two students stood at the second position. Among the second position holders include Nazar Hussain and Hassan Afzal from University of Agriculture Faisalabad and their project was Variable Rate Agro-Chemical Sprayer for Citrus Orchards using on the Go Sensors, and the Sensor Based Precision Irrigation System respectively. Dr. Mahwash Aziz from Government College Women University, Faisalabad; Aman Bint Nasir from University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Dr. Muhammad Sajjad Iqbal University of Gujrat, Naveed Asghar from Muhammad Nawaz Sharif University of Agriculture, Multan stood the third. Chairing the concluding session, UAF Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Iqrar Ahmad Khan said that strong academia-industry linkages would pave the way to ensure the food security and make the development. DICE Chairman Sohail Jamal and UAF Director ORIC Zahir Ahmad Zahir also spoke on the occasion.