Month: December 2020

Pakistan Agriculture Research Council working on food security in Thar

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Agriculture Research Council (PARC) is working to ensure food security in Thar desert said by PARC Chairman Dr Muhammad Azeem. He added that PARC has cultivated various kinds of fruits, vegetables, and fodder crops to promote the agriculture sector and create livelihood opportunities for the locals of Thar. PARC is also working […]
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PESHAWAR: Chief Minister Mahmood Khan on Wednesday approved the first-ever food security policy for Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, consisting of short, medium, and long terms planning. Short term, medium term, and long term plans have been devised to ensure implementation of the policy. CM directs the planning dept to arrange funding for enforcement of the action plan. […]
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KP’s inaugural food policy basis on agriculture, job creation

PESHAWAR: Chief Minister Mahmood Khan on Wednesday approved the first-ever food security policy for Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, consisting of short, medium, and long terms planning. Short term, medium term, and long term plans have been devised to ensure implementation of the policy. CM directs the planning dept to arrange funding for enforcement of the action plan. […]
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Biotech cotton key to eradicate devastating pest from US and Mexico

The study revealed that the eradication program saved U.S. cotton grower’s $192 million from 2014 to 2019. The proteins in Bt cotton kill pink bollworm and other caterpillar pests but are harmless to people and most beneficial insects. Although Bt cotton kills essentially 100% of susceptible pink bollworm caterpillars, the pest rapidly evolved resistance to […]
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