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Pakistan: Prime Minister Sharif Directs Punjab Government to Enhance Wheat Procurement

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif directed Punjab government to enhance its target for wheat procurement and instructed Food Security Division to timely import commodity, if need arises to meet any shortfall. Prime Minister was also briefed about public relief measures by sitting government, which includes provision of subsidised wheat to flour mills, availability of 10 […]
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Government Urged To Withdraw 17pc Sales Tax on Agriculture Seeds

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan Hi-Tech Hybrid Seed Association on Sunday demanded of the government immediate withdrawal of 17 percent Sales Tax on all kinds of agricultural seeds to avoid shifting of its burden on poor people besides fully protecting planned Chinese investment on “China Hybrid Agriculture Model and Transfer of Technology” under phase-II of CPEC. He […]
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Use of Modern Tech to Improve Cotton Crop

Agricultural Secretary Punjab Asad Rahman Gilani, Dean Life Sciences Punjab University Dr Javed Iqbal Qazi, Dean Institute of Agricultural Sciences Dr Saleem Haider, Sindh Seed Council member Nadeem Shah, representatives of more than nine seed companies, growers and farmers from across Pakistan, senior professors from educational and research institutes, faculty members and researchers were present […]
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Precision Agriculture can Enhance Productivity: Chairman PCSIR

Abidi was of the view that trained manpower and modern innovative technology play an important role not only to enhance productivity of the agriculture sector but will also be helpful for food security in the country. Syed Hussain Abidi lauded the initiatives of PMAS-AAUR to attract farming community to witness demonstrative exhibitory attractions at the […]
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WWF, SAU to Jointly Conduct Research on Green Business Projects

HYDERABAD: The World Wide Fund (WWF) and Sindh Agriculture University (SAU) will jointly carry out research on green business projects with reference to climate change, tree planting, better cotton production, and organic farming, with the two organisations agreeing to cooperate and coordinate on project activities in the province. He added that the joint venture research […]
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AgriTech has Great Potential to Flourish in Pakistan

Pakistan’s economy has flourished a lot in the last few years as the government had given great incentives in every sector to bring in investment and new technology to improve the ways and quality of work. There are many hindrances in digitizing the whole value chain and giving awareness to the farmers to get access […]
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Sorghum Cooperation: A New Milestone in CPEC

As agricultural countries China and Pakistan are currently facing the same challenges – growing food demand and tight agricultural land jointly threaten food security. “The tannin content of domestically grown sorghum is generally around 1.3% to 1.6%, however, according to trial data, benefiting from local excellent light and temperature conditions, the tannin number can climb […]
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Climate-Smart Initiatives

Local government, communities and other key stakeholders like the University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Potato Research Institute, Sahiwal, Department of Agriculture Extension, Potato Research and Development Board and Potato Growers Cooperative Society Pakistan have been engaged for larger ownership of the best practices and to replicate them. Some 24 demonstration plots have been established in the […]
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Pakistan, China to Cooperate in Agriculture Sector

The cooperation between China and Pakistan in the agricultural sector can greatly help Pakistan modernise and boom in this sector, Pakistani Ambassador to China Moin ul Haque said. “Pakistan was keen to learn from Chinese experience and expertise for modernising the agriculture sector in Pakistan, with a focus on corporate farming, new seed development for […]
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