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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...

  • Experiments on hybrid food crops

    To enhance food crops’ productivity and ensure food security, various agricultural researchers have been experimenting with hybrid seeds of maize, rice, wheat and sunflower for quite some time...

    The results of these experiments have remained mixed, ranging from renewed hopes for productivity to a better understanding of what is required to make hybrid seed search wider and more result-oriented...

  • Crops and export potential of neglected fruits and veggies

    FRUIT and vegetable production and their exports continue to suffer owing to the absence of a comprehensive policy capable of balancing domestic needs with challenges in export growth...

    Exporters say fruits and veggies’ exports can fetch $1bn a year if investment is made in technology to boost their production and trade missions abroad provide support in marketing...

  • 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...

  • Climate change and crops’ agronomy

    CLIMATE change potential vulnerabilities in Pakistan are serious, but the national focus on addressing the challenge is weak...

    Major risks include rise in the sea level, glacial retreat, floods, higher average temperature and frequency of droughts...

  • Indian farmers fear lost crops and income after ‘black money’ move

    BAJNA: For Indian farmer Buddha Singh, who works a small plot of land in the village of Bajna south of New Delhi, the government’s decision to abolish 500 and 1,000 rupee bank notes to crush the shadow economy could hardly have come at a worse time...

    He and millions of other farmers cannot get enough cash to buy the seeds and fertilisers they need for their winter crops, threatening production of key commodities and hurting rural...

  • Wheat harvest and food security

    Food security is designed to ensure access for all the people to nutritious and adequate quantity of food at all times and at affordable prices...

    Important foods include not only cereals like wheat, rice, corn but also fruits, vegetables, meat, pulses, sugar, edible oils and dairy products...

  • Food security: cultivating deserts and arid lands

    Arid lands cover more than one-fifth of the earth’s surface and are found on every continent...

    According to the World Meteorological Organisation, climate change and desertification are expected to lead to increasing levels of salinisation and desertification of agricultural lands...

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