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  • Rains to aggravate locust swarms: Food and Agriculture Organisation

    ISLAMABAD: The number of locusts could grow twenty-fold in the coming rainy season in South Asia unless extra measures to counter the swarms are put in place the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations has warned...

    According to FAO experts, a single swarm of desert locust can cover an entire square kilometre and contain some 80 million insects...

  • 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...

  • International conference on agriculture, food & animal sciences gets under way

    HYDERABAD: A two-day inter­­­na­tional conference on agriculture, food and animal sciences began at the Sindh Agriculture University Tandojam on Tuesday...

    Around 300 delegates, including scholars, researchers and academics from leading universities of Pakistan and experts from the United States, Germany, China, Malaysia and other countries are participating in the conference...

  • Punjab Food Authority to take steps for provision of quality food items

    RAWALPINDI: Punjab Food Authority (PFA) will declare Rawalpindi as the model city for food safety and measures will be taken so people can get quality food items in the market...

    Talking to Dawn, PFA Chairman Umer Tanveer Butt said the provincial food authority was taking measures for provision of quality food to people including milk, meat and other edibles in the open market...

  • United States not considering sanctions on Pakistan, assures State Department

    ISLAMABAD: The US State Department on Tuesday clarified that it was by no means considering the option of putting sanctions on Pakistan, however, it wanted Pakistan to go after all the terrorist groups that are operating or seeking safe haven on its soil...

    According to the transcript of press briefing released by US State Department, Deputy Spokesman Mark Toner said United Stated was holding “conversations with the highest level of...

  • Pakistan, US to continue their partnership, says State Department official

    WASHINGTON: A representative of the US State Department assured Pakistanis attending a two-day convention at the Pakistan embassy last week that Pakistan and the United States, who have been partners for over 70 years, would continue their partnership...

    Martha Patterson said that building on and improving this historical long-standing partnership was critical to both nations...

  • Monsoon season in Pakistan expected to continue till Sept 30: Met department

    Pakistan Meteorological Department (Met) Director Sardar Sarfaraz on Monday said that the monsoon season in the country is expected to continue till September 30...

    The Met department official told reporters that the rainfall system in the Arabian Sea and in Indian Gujarat had caused the sea breeze to stop in Karachi, and that still and hot weather is likely to persist in the metropolis for two more days...

  • Agriculture and industry set to get special packages: Ahsan

    ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister Ishaq Dar in his budget speech later this week will announce a special relief package for reduction in input costs for agriculture and industrial sectors to boost exports and economic growth rate, Minister for Planning and Development Ahsan Iqbal said on Tuesday...

    Speaking at a news conference, Mr Iqbal also said the army had been assigned the responsibility of spending Rs100 billion allocated for 2016-17...

  • Balancing agriculture and industry

    It would have been an insensitive trade-off to lose rural support after substantial public investment in the agriculture package while winning over the urban political base with incentives to exporters ahead of the 2018 elections...

    Therefore, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif moved swiftly, under widespread political pressure, to restore the subsidy on fertiliser 72 hours after the ministry of National Food Security and Research announced...

  • Agriculture mechanisation: progress and issues

    The use of machinery in farming is growing at a slow pace and the use of most modern, productivity-enhancing, machinery is still very limited...

    About 76pc growers now cultivate land with tractors, 20pc with tractors and draught animals—and only 4pc use draught animals alone...

  • Cabinet approves Sindh’s ‘first-ever’ agriculture and youth policies

    KARACHI: At the fag end of its five-year term, the Pakistan Peoples Party-led Sindh government on Monday approved the province’s first-ever agriculture and youth policies...

    The two policies were presented before the Sindh cabinet, which met here with Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah in the chair, and after hours-long deliberation it approved what was being billed as the government’s major policy decisions...

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