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    Food Issues In Pakistan

  • ‘Sustainable food production, rational fertiliser use leads to food security’

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan can achieve food security through sustainable food production, food experts at a lecture titled ‘Food Security and Need for Good Agricultural Practices in Crop Production’ said on Monday...

    “Food security is one of the bigger challenges facing the world today,” Charge d’ Affaires at the Embassy of the Netherlands Renate Pors said, adding that though the Netherlands was a small country, it focuses on achieving food...

  • 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...

  • PFF launches ‘Grow Week’ to highlight food insecurity, other issues

    HYDERABAD: Calling for a comprehensive plan to save people from food insecurity in the days to come, speakers at a programme on Friday highlighted the issues of climate justice and food security aimed at launching a local plan of action...

    The programme ‘Grow Week’ carrying the theme of food security and climate justice was launched on Friday during which seminars, walks and functions would be held in several districts of the province...

  • Issues of food security, climate change highlighted

    HYDERABAD: Speakers at a consultative programme here on Monday urged people to understand objectives of food security and issues of climate change that are part of Pakistan Vision 2025...

    The consultative session was aimed at having better suggestions in terms of viable approach towards reducing negative impacts of climate change and food security...

  • Rally highlights food security issues

    KARACHI: “Don’t starve those who produce food for you!” This was the underlying message at a rally, comprising farmers, peasants, workers and fisherfolk, taken out by the Pakistan Fisherfolk Forum (PFF) in connection with their Growers’ Week and World Food Day activities, which started at Regal Chowk and ended at the Karachi Press Club on Thursday...

    Highlighting the issues faced by the farmers, peasants, workers and fisherfolk, PFF...

  • Poor governance, corruption hamper food security in Pakistan: ADB

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan is facing formidable challenges to imp­r­­oving food security beca­use of poor governance, lack of economic growth and instability within the country as well as on its borders, Asian Development Bank has said in a report...

    The country has to overcome the challenges to achieve durable societal development outcomes, which are fundamental to stable economic growth and future food security, says the report titled...

  • Pakistan to provide $5m food grant to Rohingya camps

    ISLAMABAD: A cabinet committee formed to tackle issues over the plight of Rohingya Muslims has decided on a $5 million grant in the form of food to be channelled through the World Food Program for distribution in Rohingya camps in Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand...

    Pakistan will also appeal to the United Nations to impress upon the Myanmar government to grant Rohingya Muslims equal citizenship rights and ensure the protection of the...

  • Harmony through food: Pakistan-India cookbook wins at Gourmand Awards 2015

    If there is one thing that brings all of us together, it’s food— and this was proven at the 2015 Gourmand Awards when a Pakistani-Indian cookbook Zaiqay Frontier Kay— Dera Ismail Khan Kay Bulay Bisray Pakwan won the World Cookbook award in 'Cookbook For Peace: India-Pakistan' category...

    Held at Yantai, the food capital of Shandong province in China, the annual award ceremony was attended by the son, grandaughter and other family...

  • Australia pledges $1m for ‘food fortification’ in Pakistan

    ISLAMABAD: In alliance with the UN’s World Food Programme (WFP), the Australian government announced on Thursday an additional support of $1 million to Pakistan to improve nutrition, eliminate hunger and attain food security by fortifying food...

    Speaking at the launching of the National Food Fortification Strategy, Australia’s acting higher commissioner Jurek Juszczyk said the Australian government had supported national and...

  • Pakistan needs latest farm-tech to achieve food security

    He stressed the need for increasing the cropped area because the country is already running well short of per capita food availability...

    He said the fact should be an eye-opener that China produces two times more cotton and wheat per hectare and Egypt produces around three times more rice and sugarcane per hectare as compared to Pakistan...

  • 40pc of food in Pakistan is wasted

    ISLAMABAD: Almost 40pc of cooked food is wasted in Pakistan while in other developing countries, 50pc of food goes to waste...

    Speaking at the launch of the Islamabad Devcom Leo Club, former Director General Pakistan Environment Protection Agency (Pak-EPA) Asif Shuja Khan said even more food is wasted in Ramazan, contrary to Islamic teachings...

  • Pakistan advised to increase food production by 50pc

    QUETTA: Experts at a workshop advised Pakistan on Monday to increase its food production by 50 per cent to meet the needs of a projected population of 221 million by 2025...

    Akhtar Ali, Principal Water Resources Specialist, Environment, Natural Resour­ces and Agriculture Division, Central and West Asia Department, ADB, called for an urgent action to achieve water and food security...

  • Pakistan headed for water, food and energy disaster, NA committee told

    ISLAMABAD: ISLAMABAD: The Ministry for Climate Change on Tuesday warned that in the next five years there will be serious complications regarding water scarcity, food shortage and energy crisis, if precautionary measures are not taken to tackle climate change in Pakistan...

    Take a look: Pakistan prone to political instability due to climate change: reportKhan said that the costs of environmental degradation is six per cent of the...

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