As reported by the public relations, the province's think tank and the environment and agriculture working group was held in the university's conference hall, attended by members of the working group.
During this meeting Dr. Basiri, SBUK's Vice Chancellor of Cultural and Social Affairs talked about the MOU signed between the President's Deputy of Strategic Reviews and the Cultural and Social Deputy of Ministry of Sciences, Research and Technology considering holding the provinces' think tanks with the cooperation of faculty members, governmental authorities and directors, social activists and distinguished figures of private sector.
He added: Kerman think tank includes seven working groups: environment and agriculture, economy, domestic policy, foreign policy, health and sanitation, science, technology and innovation and also the social and cultural working group.
Dr. Yazdanpanah, faculty member of department of literature and humanities and director of province's think tank also expressed his hope for the environment and agriculture working group to be able to have an appropriate performance and also invited all the elite figures of the province to cooperate in solving the province's problems.
Director of the Horticulture Research Center of the SBUK, Dr. Mohammadinejad and director of Environment and Agriculture Working Group of the Province also emphasized on determining the movement framework of think tanks and centralization in macro-policies and stated that the aim of forming various working groups in the think tank is decision-making, problem statement and problem solving in the form of ideas.
He also added: in the environment and agriculture working group, issues such as water security, food security, energy security, protection of biodiversity, survival of ecosystems, etc. have been studied and we try to find the best solutions.
Then, members of the working group discussed issues such as residual pesticides and fertilizers and agricultural contaminants in food, water scarcity and drought, spending revenues from horticulture and agriculture outside the province, the lack of professional skills in Plant Protection, and illegal use of agricultural pesticides and provide necessary solutions.