The Planning Directorate of Pakistan Agricultural Research Board (PARC) acts as ALP Secretariat. The objective of the ALP is to promote and support agricultural research and development activities in accordance with the Pakistan's long term development goals and to promote long term scientific cooperation between Pakistan and the United States in agricultural sector.

Initially concept papers are invited on the prescribed proforma through advertisement. After preliminary evaluation of the concept papers, the applicants are requested to submit a detailed, full blown project proposal for final evaluation and processing by the ALP Secretariat. Successful applicants are notified and an agreement to implement the project is signed between the sponsor and PARC. Fund shall support research and development projects generally for a period of up to 3 years. Extensions beyond three years will require approval of the Technical Advisory Committee.

DICE 2018


  • To foster culture of Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the country and make it part of Nation's DNA
  • To establish a strong linkage b/w academia and agriculture and food sciences industry and provide a common platform for academia, industry, government, entrepreneurs and expatriates to interact, share knowledge and collaborate on innovations and commercialization, in order to grow the indigenous agriculture and food sciences industry in the country.
  • To create a positive and favorable image of Pakistan agriculture and food sciences industry in the eyes of international community – i.e. country fully capable of developing innovative agriculture and food products for domestic market as well as for rest of the world.

Who Can Participate

  • Student teams working on Agriculture and Food sciences related research/innovations, from any HEC recognized degree awarding university/institution
  • Each team can have a maximum of five members. If possible then each team should have one member from the agriculture and food sciences industry


  • Provision of exhibition booths for demo/display of their products and technologies