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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...

    The country’s agricultural sector has three major roles in the national economy: provides food to consumers and fibre to the industry, earns foreign exchange, and provides a market for industrial goods/machinery...

  • 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...

    “We hope such rational approach will also apply to the agriculture sector...

  • ‘Agriculture sector must be made resilient to climate change’

    “Climate change combines with escalating food insecurity and malnutrition in the country to pose new challenges for the agriculture sector,” said Minister for Climate Change, Mushahidullah Khan, who met with WFP Country Director Lolo Castro...

    Lolo Castro echoed the same views and explained to the minister that agricultural productivity could not be achieved unless the agricultural sector was made climate-resilient and able to sustain...

  • Agriculture ‘most protected, least integrated’ sector in South Asia

    ISLAMABAD: Agriculture has been the most protected sector in South Asia, and at the same time is also the ‘least integrated’ in terms of intra-regional trade and investments, results of a joint study carried out by the Asian Development Bank and UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) say...

    The study, titled ‘Food Security in South Asia’, in Pakistan as in other South Asian countries generally, the agriculture sector is still...

  • PM wants integrated framework for agriculture sector

    ISLAMABAD: Almost at the verge of completing third year of his five-year term in office, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has realised that the country’s agriculture is not performing well and, therefore, requires some serious intervention at the policy-making level...

    “Taking note of various issues that are keeping the agriculture sector under constant and growing pressure, the prime minister has been pleased to direct that immediate...

  • Plan for making agriculture sector able to mitigate impacts of natural disasters

    ISLAMABAD: The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of United Nations and the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) have finalised an institutional assessment for the integration of disaster risk management and the agriculture sector of Pakistan in an attempt to make the agriculture sector capable of preventing and mitigating the impacts of natural disasters...

    According to FAO officials in Pakistan, the assessment will...

  • CPEC to boost agriculture sector, says PARC chief

    ISLAMABAD: The Chairman of the Pakistan Agriculture Research Council (PARC) has said that the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) will give a tremendous boost to agriculture in the country...

    Dr Amjad said: “Farmers find it difficult to sell their produce in the market due to variety of problems...

  • Improving profile of agriculture sector

    KEEPING in view the multiple stresses, the country’s agriculture has been facing for a long time, the federal government has started working out a strategy for its long-term development...

    The prime minister has directed the Federal Ministry of National Food Security and Research to immediately start a consultative process with provincial governments and other stakeholders for developing an integrated framework to expand agriculture...

  • China urged to help agriculture sector

    ISLAMABAD: The Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry has requested Chinese authorities to assist Pakis–tan’s agriculture sector to overcome the effect of climate change by initiating projects under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor...

    Chairman of the FPCCI’s Regional Standing Comm–ittee Ahmad Jawad said on Saturday that China had performed remarkably in agriculture and in a short time it had become the largest...

  • China keen to improve agriculture sector in Balochistan

    QUETTA: Deputy Chief of Mission of Chinese Embassy in Islamabad Lijian Zhao said on Monday that his country wanted to help improve the agriculture sector in Balochistan by imparting training to the farmers about latest technology, proper usage of seeds, irrigation and capacity building...

    During a meeting with Agriculture Minister Zamarak Khan Piralizai, the Chinese diplomat said that under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor the...

  • ECC okays Rs50bn for agriculture sector

    ISLAMABAD: The government on Wednesday approved a Rs50 billion package for the agriculture sector and about Rs17bn additional funds to defence forces to foot extra fuel bills...

    6bn agriculture package to provide the farmers subsidy on fertilisers, reduction in bank mark-up on agriculture loans, subsidy on cotton seed and white fly pesticides and sales tax subsidy on locally manufactured tractors as part Rs100bn earmarked for farmers...

  • ‘Promotion of education sector top priority’

    MANSEHRA: Federal Minister for Hajj and Religious Affairs Sardar Mohammad Yousaf has said the PML-N-led district government in Mansehra would give top priority to the promotion of education sector...

    “The time is not far when Mansehra will turn out to be a role model in education for other districts in the province,” he told a Jinnah Basic School and College function attended by students and parents on Thursday night...

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