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Fatima Fertilizer, UAF host Sarsabz Farmers’ Convention

ISLAMABAD: Fatima Fertilizer collaborated with the Punjab Government’s Department of Agriculture and the Agriculture University of Faisalabad (UAF) to host Sarsabz Farmer Convention related to wheat cultivation during Rabi 2021-22. The convention was hosted by UAF Vice Chancellor Prof Dr. Iqrar Ahmed Khan, in the presence of Chief Guest Hussain Jahanian Gardezi, the Provincial Minister […]
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UNFAO Country Head Calls for Addressing Problems of Agriculture, Food Security

KARACHI: United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (UNFAO) country head in Pakistan Florence Rolle stressed the need for working together in a bid to develop agriculture and resolve problems of food security. Florence Rolle, accompanied by UNFAO director programs Dr. Aamir Irshad, visited the Sindh Agriculture University (SAU) Tandojam on Saturday and discussed issues of […]
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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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Professor’s Biotechnology Consulting Bears Fruit in Africa

An FGCU professor’s expertise in propagating plants from tissue culture and his hands-on experience combating a highly infectious banana virus are helping farmers a world away revive a devastated fruit industry and cultivate business opportunities. There was a fellow building a lab who wanted to do tissue culture bananas.” With Griffis’ help on two trips […]
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Karnataka: Farmers Oppose Field Trials of BT Cotton and BT Maize

Nearly 11 years after the Union government enforced an indefinite moratorium on the field trials of the Bt brinjal — the first genetically modified crop for mass production in India— farmers and activists from Karnataka have now opposed the proposal for confined field trials on BT cotton and BT maize. According to the activists, the […]
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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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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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