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Pakistan-China to Raise Cooperation in Agriculture Sector

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and China agreed to further enhance cooperation in the agriculture sector under the CPEC initiative, especially agriculture research, inputs production and machinery, and adoption of new technology. China’s ambassador to Pakistan Nong Rong and Federal Minister of National Food Security and Research Syed Fakhar Imam held a meeting here Wednesday and agreed on […]
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Pakistan joins world community to reduce food loss and waste

Themed “Reducing food loss and waste and promoting global food security” and co-hosted by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs of China, the National Development and Reform Commission of China, the National Food and Strategic Reserves Administration of China and Shandong Provincial Government, the conference aimed to build an international platform and unite the […]
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Pakistan’s agricultural woes: The status of our agriculture system is like a ‘dead man walking’

Successive governments though have not addressed systemic problems faced by the sector, and as such food security of future generations is at stake. Due to declining agricultural incomes, Pakistan has the highest rate of urbanization in South Asia. The major issue is how to encourage retention of youth in rural areas since rural Pakistanis are entering cities to seek […]
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Food Self-Sufficiency Governments Top Priority

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday said that it was his government s top priority to make Pakistan self-sufficient in food production, Dunya News reported. He stated this during a meeting with the Minister for Food Security Fakhar Imam who briefed him about the expected increase in the production of crops of rice, sugarcane, corn, […]
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Pakistan Business Forum (PBF) Calls For Pak-China Agricultural Collaboration

Agricultural collaboration with China will give direction to move forward to adopt international practices in Pakistan as well as stimulate economic and social development. Talking to APP here Sunday, Pakistan Businesses Forum (PBF) Vice President Ahmad Jawad, “We must adopt a global and international perspective in our business practices in order to make its agricultural […]
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Pakistan, South Korea to Jointly Develop Technologies to Enhance Agricultural Production

Minister for National Food Security & Research Syed Fakhar Imam Tuesday said that Pakistan and South Korea would jointly develop locally customized technologies to help boost agricultural production. The attendees included SAPM on Food Security Jamshed Iqbal Cheema, Administrator Rural Development Administration Hur Taewoong, Ambassador of the Republic of Korea Suh Sangpyo, and Director Korea […]
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Islamia University Contributing towards Economic Uplift of Country

Dr. Athar Mahboob, Vice-Chancellor, the Islamia University of Bahawalpur, in an interview, said that the projects inaugurated by Prime Minister Imran Khan during his visit to Bahawalpur will focus on the future of agriculture in Pakistan. He said that the Islamia University Bahawalpur, which was established during the rule of the Bahawalpur state, has now […]
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Government Focusing on Enhancing Food Production

FAISALABAD: Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Food Security and Agriculture Jamshed Iqbal Cheema has said that most of the commodities commonly imported would be available in Pakistan in abundance within a couple of years as the government was focusing on enhancing their domestic production. Addressing a press conference at the Ayub Agricultural Research […]
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