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No Rains, severe drought in coming 2 months

Islamabad (Sabah News): Metrological Department has forecasted dry and cold weather for coming 24 hours in the whole country. However, during current season there will be no chance for rains. Director General Metrological Department has told media that country will have to face severe drought in coming months as there will be no rains in coming two months. As per ...

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Poor food security

THE findings of a recent global survey which classified Pakistan as a country with a “serious” level of hunger was alarming but not surprising. The International Food Policy Research Institute or IFPRI concluded that 22 per cent of Pakistan’s population was undernourished. Alarmingly, Pakistan stood at 107 in a ranking of 118 developing countries, giving it a spot not too ...

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Argentina seeks partnership in agriculture, livestock

LAHORE: Embassy of Argentina’s Head of Consular Section Maria Carmela Mirabelli and Deputy Head of Commercial Section Guido Maiulini have expressed interest in boosting trade and economic ties with Pakistan. During a recent visit to the Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI), the Argentinean envoys said Pakistani businessmen should establish partnerships in the field of agriculture and livestock of ...

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Sustainable agriculture: ‘Achieving food security the biggest challenge’

FAISALABAD: Achieving food security is one of the biggest challenges in the world as over 800 million people starve due to lack of access to nutritious food annually. To make things worse, the world population will increase to nine billion during this century. This was said by US Consul General Yuriy R Fedkiw while addressing a seminar on Thursday. The ...

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Farmers’ access to ICT could revolutionize agricultural production

Rawalpindi: the use of information and communication technology (ICT) in the agriculture sector could help enhance agricultural production, speakers said at seminar on Thursday. Speaking at the Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi (PMAS-AAUR), they emphasized the need to adopt ICT to spread information on agriculture to the farming community, which could have a huge impact on Pakistan’s ...

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Consumer bound to purchase pulses at high prices despite lowering prices

In retail markets of Karachi, a sharp reduction in prices has been witnessed but consumer still bound to purchase on previously high prices. In daania market of Joria Bazar Moong Daal has been sold at Rs.100 to Rs.110 while in retail, it is being sold at Rs.130. Same as Moong, white chickpeas are being sold at Rs.150 to Rs.155 while ...

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Seedless kinnows snatch Pakistan’s market

KARACHI: The Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) has said that the demand for Pakistani oranges (kinnows) has dropped in overseas markets as India, Turkey and Egypt have started producing seedless kinnows. “The demand for seedless kinnows remains high, especially in the West, but unfortunately Pakistan does not produce such varieties,” said Ahmad Jawad, head of the ...

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Tea imports up by 10.8% in first quarter

ISLAMABAD: The tea imports into the country increased by 10.79 percent during the first quarter of the current fiscal year compared to the corresponding period of last year. The tea imports into the country were recorded at $134.448 million during July-September (2016-17) compared to the imports of $121.355 during July-September (2015-16), showing growth of 10.79 percent, according to the data ...

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BNF THROUGH RELAY CROPPING

Relay cropping is the growing of two or more crops on the same field with the planting of the second crop after the first one has completed its development. Soya bean and sunflower is one of the best example of Relay cropping. Through this practices biological nitrogen fixation occur which increase nitrogen level in soil. Many producers are interested in ...

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Rabi Festival: Farmers being exploited by middlemen, says UAF VC

FAISALABAD: Farming community is being exploited at the hands of the middlemen. The farmers must be paid well for the hard work in order to ensure food security in the country. University of Agriculture Faisalabad Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Iqrar Ahmad Khan said this while distributing prizes to the winners of the Goat Milking Contest which was held at the varsity ...

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