Month: March 2021

Government Committed to Enhance Cotton Crop Output, says Minister

Federal Minister for National Food Security and Research, Syed Fakhar Imam said that seed varieties have 75 percent germination as compared to a 47 percent germination rate of seed cultivated during last year, adding that there are three major varieties of cotton seed that would be available. Besides, the Punjab seed council has introduced 17 […]
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Pakistan Can Adopt Chinese Technology for Agriculture of Olive Plants: Experts

BEIJING – Pakistan has immense potential for olive plantation due to the availability of land and favorable environment in the country. If olives are planted on Pakistan’s arable land, the country could become one of the world’s leading olive oil producers and exporters. Experts believe that Pakistan can adopt the latest Chinese technology for the […]
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Agriculture Cannot Advance Without Research: Minister Recorder Report

Minister for Agriculture Muhammad Ismail Rahu said that Agriculture faces many challenges. Research work is being started in collaboration with the Sindh Agriculture University (SAU) SAU Vice-Chancellor, Dr. Fateh Marri said most of the provincial and federal institutions related to agriculture are in Tandojam, so all the institutions can form a board and carry out […]
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New Breeding Technologies for Food and Nutritional Security

You all are cordially invited to attend a webinar entitled New Breeding Technologies for Food and Nutritional Security  on 18 March 2021 at 15:30 – 17:30 (Pakistan Std. Time) Jointly organized by: National Institute for Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering (NIBGE), Faisalabad,  National Institute for Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering (NIBGE), Faisalabad, Pakistan   Organization of Islamic […]
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PARC Holds Field Demonstration of Mechanical Pruner at NARC

To cope up with the challenges in the mechanization of agriculture, Chairman PARC Dr. Muhammad Azeem Khan arranged a field demonstration of mechanical pruner in presence of an honorable Federal Minister for M/o National Food Security and Research, Syed Fakhar Imam on March 1, 2021, at Citrus Orchard of NARC. DG NARC, Engr. Shamimul Sibtain […]
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Technological Transformation Vital for Agriculture Development: Imam

Addressing a ceremony held at National Agriculture Research Center to demonstrate the mechanical pruner, he said that conventional agricultural practices were labor-intensive, time-consuming, low-yielding, and increased post-harvest losses. He said that agriculture sector development was also a prerequisite for socio-economic development and social prosperity and called upon the agricultural scientists, researchers, and farmers for persuading […]
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Chinese Agriculture Commissioner Reaffirmed Commitment To Revitalize Pak Agri Sector

Agricultural Commissioner of China to Pakistan Dr. Gu Wenling here on Thursday reaffirmed the commitment to support Pakistan in revitalizing its agriculture, livestock, dairy, fisheries, and food processing sectors to attain sustainable agriculture growth. Dr. Guo visited the Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry and met with Chairman FPCCI Qurban Ali. They discussed […]
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Initial Success in Breeding High-Yield Mung Beans

Pakistan Science Foundation (PSF) and Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC) had jointly financed the project. The local black-seeded mung bean landrace being cultivated in Kurram has low-yield potential with high susceptibility to diseases due to the poor genetic background. “In order to fulfill demands of growers in the area, pulse scientists of Nifa initiated basic […]
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EGFR Inhibitors in Cancer Treatment may be Associated with Adverse Cutaneous Events

A number of epidermal growth factor receptor inhibitors used in the oncology setting continue to demonstrate impacts on keratinocyte growth and cause adverse skin reactions, according to a study. “Cutaneous adverse drug reactions associated with oncology therapy involve 45% to 100% of patients receiving kinase inhibitors,” Nicolas Joly-Tonetti, of Johnson & Johnson Santé Beauté France, […]
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