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  • Olive farming takes root in Potohar region

    Now, 52, the farmer did not see his economic condition improve until he took the difficult decision five years ago to turn to olive farming – then an alien practice in the area...

    Like Tajamal, there are scores of other farmers in the Potohar region who have switched to olive farming as the Punjab government has resolved to turn Potohar into an olive valley and is fully facilitating the growers...

  • Dynamics of date farming in Khairpur

    Most of the country’s produce comes from Sindh, where date farming is spread over 75,000 acres...

    The tremendous growth in date farming took place just after the Sukkur barrage was completed in the mid-1930s as the irrigated soil became more conducive for date palm...

  • Sustainable farming needed for food security: FAO

    ISLAMABAD: More productive and sustainable farming systems need to be developed to meet growing food demand, United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) report said on Monday...

    In the long term, the consolidation of farmland by investors may occur alongside the continuing fragmentation of land operated by traditional farming communities...

  • Flattened by erratic rain, Pakistani farmers ditch crop farming

    Heavily in debt and tired of struggling against the worsening effects of climate change, some farmers have decided to abandon crop farming altogether, instead turning to raising cattle and poultry as more reliable sources of income...

    ”Of the dozens of farmers in Punjab province who spoke with the foundation, most have already reduced their crop farming activities and started raising animals...

  • Date farming, processing unit being set up in DI Khan

    In this regard, the board has undertaken measures for setting up a modern date farming and processing unit in Dera Ismail Khan...

    About 1,000 acres of land has been identified for investors to establish a modern date farming and processing unit in DI Khan, with the operational capacity of 50 tons a day, said the board’s vice-chairman Senator Mohsin Aziz in a statement here on Wednesday...

  • Focus on precision farming

    Then, conventional precision farming requires mechanisation, big equipment, and sophisticated technology -- tools that are far beyond the reach of smallholder farmers...

    The new phenomena like erratic weather conditions, unseasonal heavy rainfall, frequent floods and draught, scarcity of irrigation water have made farming a more difficult pursuit...

  • Training workshop on dairy farming

    LAHORE: The Department of Theriogenology of the University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) organised a one-day training workshop on ‘precision dairy farming’ at the Ravi Campus here on Tuesday...

    Dean Faculty of Animal Production and Technology Prof Dr Anjum Khalique chaired the workshop and emphasised the importance of the precision dairy farming in commercial farming...

  • CM stresses modern farming methods

    MIRPURKHAS: Sindh Ch­i­ef Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has advised mango farmers to adopt modern far­ming methods to improve quality of the fruit and incr­ease its export to earn foreign exchange for the country...

    Different varieties of mangoes were at present being exported to the Middle East, Europe and United States but there was still need to increase the fruit’s export volume, said the chief minister
  • Impediments to farming make Tharis’ joy short-lived

    MITHI: The recent rainfall in Tharparkar has sent a wave of happiness across the desert region with optimism for prosperity reigning supreme, but impediments to their ambitious plans to avail the very first farming opportunity seem to have been overshadowed by other stakeholders, mainly the district administration and greedy traders...

    Legal farming also made difficultPeasants who have prepared their lands and are ready for sowing the...

  • Modern contract farming models

    MODERN agricultural supply chains aligned with farming practices and the market are required for the provision of food staples to the rapidly rising urban population...

    Contract farming fills this gap by offering financial resources and technical guidance to small scale farmers to grow agricultural products for the investors...

  • Fish farming needs a shot in the arm

    Inland fish farming that progressed well between FY07 and FY12 has since been on the decline owing to the lack of needed investment...

    In Punjab alone over 30,000 acres of marginal farmland was brought under fish farming...

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