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  • The 70 erratic years of Pakistan’s agriculture sector

    WITH a rich and vast natural resource base covering various climatic and ecological zones, Pakistan ranks eighth in the world in farm output...

    It is one of the world’s largest producers and suppliers of food and crops: chickpea (3rd), apricot (6th), cotton, rice and mango (4th), milk sugarcane and date palm (5th), kinnow or citrus (6th), and wheat and onion (7th)...

  • Innovationg agriculture in Naya Pakistan

    Pakistan has yet to exploit its full potential in agriculture as it is still far behind its peers in terms of farm productivity...

    It is time Pakistan developed a proper agricultural innovation policy to boost productivity and agro-based exports...

  • New dams, barrages boosting agriculture: ex-minister

    DERA MURAD JAMALI: Former finance minister of Balochistan Mir Asim Kurd said on Sunday that the recently completed projects of dams and barrages were helpful in boosting the agriculture sector in Balochistan...

    Talking to reporters here, he said about 200,000 acres of lands in the Kachhi Bolan district were irrigated from dams and barrages completed recently by the Balochistan government...

  • Turkish agriculture feels economic pain

    CUBUK: Turkey’s agriculture sector, a key pillar of the domestic economy, is increasingly feeling the pinch in a troubling development for the ruling party that is counting on farmers’ support in this weekend’s legislative elections...

    On a cattle farm in the district of Cubuk outside Ankara, Ozkan Ilhan surveys his 500 cows with pride but declares that the future of the sector is in danger under the policies of the Justice and...

  • UN talks plant seed for greener, more climate-savvy agriculture

    BONN: UN climate talks in Bonn broke a long stalemate on agriculture this week, an important step which is expected to lead to wiser and better-funded government policies to help farmers, negotiators and development experts said...

    Discussions on agriculture were blocked for several years over concerns they could result in obligations for developing states to curb emissions from farming, and for rich nations to pay for poorer farmers...

  • Special incentives for manufacturing, agriculture, construction sectors

    ISLAMABAD: The government has announced special incentives in the budget for manufacturing, agriculture and construction sectors...

    Know more: Ishaq Dar eyes 7pc growth by tenure endQuota for ghee and vegetable oil under the Duty and Tax Remission for Exporters Scheme for export to Afghanistan and Central Asia has been enhanced from 1,000 tons per 90 days to 1,000 tons per month...

  • Need to promote agriculture SMEs is growing

    SMALL and medium enterprises (SMEs) producing and processing farm products are doing well in Pakistan...

    We can also add to this list those SMEs that provide agricultural inputs and that are involved in the wholesaling and retailing of agricultural products...

  • Murad asks agriculture dept to curb hike in tomato, onion prices

    KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has taken serious notice of skyrocketing prices of tomato, onion and other vegetables and directed the agriculture department to intervene to control the prices by reducing the role of middleman...

    Recalling that the price of one kilogram of tomatoes increased to Rs250, he said that it was beyond the reach of poor people...

  • Switching to climate-smart agriculture

    PAKISTAN has been asked to fully adopt the climate-smart agriculture (CSA) approach to achieve food security and broader development goals under a changing climate and increasing food demand...

    The proposal has been incorporated in a study carried out by the World Bank in association with the International Centre for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT), the CGIAR Research Programme on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS), and...

  • Food ministry wants agriculture sector under one umbrella

    ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of National Food Security and Research in an upcoming meeting with the prime minister will make the pitch for the reunification of all agriculture-related segments under one umbrella, the Pakistan Agriculture Research Council’s (PARC) chairman said on Tuesday...

    Addressing the inaugural session of a workshop aimed at raising awareness for water evaluation, testing and treatment, Dr Yusuf Zafar said the...

  • CPEC opens avenues for agriculture: FPCCI

    PESHAWAR: The Federa­tion of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) Regional Chair­man on Horticulture Exports, Ahmad Jawad has said that the China–Pakis­tan Economic Corridor (CPEC) provides Pakistan a godsend to increase its agriculture exports to China...

    China is the world’s largest importer of agricultural products, and Pakistan has to grab its due share through revisiting the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between the...

  • World Bank sees slight fall in agriculture prices

    ISLAMABAD: The World Bank says that global agricultural prices are forecast to recede modestly in 2017, but will largely stabilise in 2018, while most food markets are well-supplied and the stock-to-use ratios of some grains are forecast to reach multi-year highs...

    According to the ‘Commodity Markets Out­look’ released on Thursday, grain prices are projected to remain broadly stable in 2017 but are anticipated to increase one per...

  • PML-N lawmakers criticise govt for ignoring agriculture

    ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister Ishaq Dar portrayed a rosy picture of economy at a briefing on Thursday but had to face criticism by PML-N lawmakers who said agriculture sector had been ignored by the ministry...

    Hailing from central and southern Punjab, around a dozen PML-N legislators criticised the government of their own party for its failure to come to rescue of the agriculture sector which had suffered losses because of floods and...

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