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Agricultural Policies: Sindh Government Forms Joint Committee

Karachi: The Sindh government has announced to set up a joint committee of provisional government and rice exporters’ representatives for development of agriculture related policies. A delegation of Rice Exporters Association of Pakistan (REAP) led by its senior vice chairman Muhammad Anwar Mianoor, held a meeting with Sindh Chif Secretary Dr Muhammad Sohail to discuss […]
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CPEC and Food Security

AS Pakistan has started facing critical shortage of wheat, sugar and some other agricultural products, officials have expressed the confidence that China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) will help address the looming food security challenge of Pakistan by introducing modern farming to enhance the country’s yield through agricultural cooperation. It is for the relevant ministries and departments […]
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Pak-China Red Chilli Contract Farming Achieves Bumper Harvest

BEIJING: Six model farms under Pakistan-China Red Chilli Contract Farming Project are achieving a bumper harvest in southern Punjab and northern Sindh, Pakistan, with an estimated yield of 700 tons of dried chillies. The chilli contract farming project was launched with joint efforts of the Chinese Embassy in Pakistan, Pakistani Ministry of National Food Security […]
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A Solution to the Wheat Shortage: Genetically Modified Crops

According to official document, other initiatives proposed for fiscal year 2022-23 in agriculture sector include, corporate agriculture farming, deceleration of FMD Free Zones and local production of FMD vaccines and mechanization harvesting and post harvesting processes. On the other hand, private investment in the crop sector of agriculture registered high double-digit growth of 25.6 percent […]
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Pakistan Develops New Soybean Line to Reduce Imports

This advanced Chinese technology makes better use of available space to increase the amount of crops that can be harvested on the same area of land as soybean production is like an added ‘bonus’, which has been helping Pakistan ease soybean shortage and cut down soybean imports since four years ago. “This season we planted […]
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Pak-China Cooperation in Bio Health Agriculture to Enhance Wheat Production

Pakistan and China have further enhanced their cooperation in Biohealth Agriculture to promote wheat production, China Economic Net (CEN) reported on Monday. Zhang Lixin from Northwest A&F University, China in an interview with CEN hoped that per unit yield of wheat in Pakistan will be increased from the current 200-300 kilograms to more than 400 […]
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Iran Offers to Invest in Sindh’s Agriculture Sector

Iran is ready to invest in agriculture and other sectors in Sindh, the country’s Consul General told the provincial agriculture minister in a meeting on Wednesday. Consul General of Iran, Hassan Nourian, in a meeting with Sindh’s agriculture minister Manzoor Wassan, offered Iran’s tractors, combined harvesters and other agriculture machinery. Iranian diplomat also offered seeds, […]
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Pakistan Exceeds Expectations as Growth Rate Nears 6 Percent

The large-scale manufacturing industry is driven primarily by QIM data (from July 2021 to March 2022) which shows an increase of 10.48pc. Major contributors to this growth are food (11.67pc), tobacco (16.7pc), textile (3.19pc), wearing apparel (33.95pc), wood products (157.5pc), chemicals (7.79pc), iron & steel products (16.55pc), automobiles (54.10pc), furniture (301.83pc) and other manufacturing (37.83pc). […]
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Banana Tissue Culture Production Expanded in the Philippines

Consequently, these improve the revenue and profitability of tissue culture.” One of the problems people encounter with white LEDs is that plant tissue culture becomes thin and springy, resulting in slower growth and a lower survival rate. House of Musa now specializes in all types of banana tissue culture, ranging from the Cavendish and local […]
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Seed Banks Catalog Brazil’s Food Past to Safeguard its Future

“We like to joke that the Krahô shot an arrow at Embrapa’s seed bank because they raised our awareness in the process,” says Embrapa researcher Terezinha Dias, who has coordinated actions on ethnoscience, conservation of genetic resources and promotion of food security with the Krahô people for 20 years. “Companies would come already lobbying governments […]
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