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US Government Boosts Economic Growth in Pakistan’s Agricultural Sector

KARACHI: United States Agency for International Development (USAID) director for the Office of Sindh and Balochistan Andrew Rebold and Sindh Secretary for Agriculture Parvez Ahmed Seehar participated in a closing ceremony of the US government-funded Pakistan Agricultural Technology Transfer Activity (PATTA), a statement said.  “The US commitment to Pakistan’s economy, demonstrated through the sharing of […]
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Agricultural Learning Centre Opens in Faisalabad

KARACHI: The Engro Learning Centre (ELC) was inaugurated by Punjab Minister for Agriculture Syed Hussain Jahania Gardezi at the University of Agriculture Faisalabad (UAF) on Thursday, a press release said. Established by Engro Fertilisers Limited, the solar-powered ELC is the first-of-its-kind academia-industry partnership aimed at bringing together expertise from both sectors to develop innovative solutions […]
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Speakers Call for Increased Investment in Agri Research

In Lahore, this was the crux of a workshop titled ‘modern tools for sustainable agriculture’ arranged by CropLife Pakistan at Muzaffarabad. Pakistan needs to invest in agricultural research, controlling post-harvest losses, introducing modern technology and innovations, and following international standards and certifications besides motivating commercial attaches for promoting our products in their respective markets to […]
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Australia to Provide Agriculture-Training

Talking to Federal Minister for National Food Security and Research Syed Fakhar Imam on Monday, the trade commissioner said that transfer of agro-technology between the two countries through private sector coordination could accelerate the agro-economy of Pakistan. Welcoming the trade commissioner, Imam stressed that Pakistan and Australia should strengthen their relationship with regard to agro-economy, especially through the improvement […]
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Modern Technology to Be Used For Growth of Agriculture Sector: CM’s Aide

Special Assistant to the Chief Minister Sindh for Information Science and Technology (IST) Tanzeela Umm-e-Habiba Monday said that Sindh was a land of Sufis and skilled people and we intend to utilize modern technology to further boost and promote the agriculture sector. She said that Shaheed Elahi Bakhsh Soomro University of Arts, Design, and Heritage […]
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Farm Turns to Robots to Fill Labor Needs

AppHarvest is a company that develops high-tech indoor farms designed to grow non-GMO, chemical pesticide-free produce. It has three sites in Kentucky where it claims to use up to 90% less water than open-field agriculture and only rainwater. In recent years, they have collected the world’s largest data set of tomato images, according to the […]
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The Sugar Kingdom of Tando Mohammad Khan

The Sindh Tourism Development Corporation lists only one historical site in Tando Mohammad Khan — a Buddhist stupa known as Sudheran jo Thulh — that lies between Khatter and Tando Mohammad Khan railway stations around five miles away from the city which also has the shrine of Shah Abdul Karim Bulri, the great grandfather of […]
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Steps Taken to make Country Self-Sufficient in Food Commodities: Imam

Addressing the oath-taking ceremony of Pakistan Agriculture Research Scientists Association (PARSA) at National Agricultural Research Centre (NARC), Imam said the present government has the outset focused on agriculture as 70 percent of the country’s population is dependent on agriculture as well as 45 percent of the employment is related to agriculture. Other important measures to […]
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Secretary Agriculture Visits Muzaffargarh, Meets Farmers

South Punjab Agriculture Secretary Saqib Ali Ateel inspected cotton display plots in Muzaffargarh, Jatoi, Alipur during a brief visit paid on Tuesday. He reviewed dried plants of date palms in which temperature was kept at 70 degrees centigrade with the help of a glasshouse. The date palm was dried in the plant for three days. […]
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