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  • Promoting tunnel farming

    TUNNEL farming is finally getting increased attention of the provincial governments and its popularity among growers is set to rise within the next few years...

    Initially individual farmers had resorted to tunnel farming in mid 2000s, primarily in Punjab but also in Sindh...

  • Tunnel farming gains ground

    Tunnel farming for vegetables is becoming popular across the country as it boosts per-acre yield, cuts the cost of production and helps in off-season production...

    Back in 2005, the ‘fruit and vegetable development project’ of the Punjab government was launched as the first major initiative on tunnel farming...

  • Training workshop on dairy farming

    LAHORE: The Department of Theriogenology of the University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) organised a one-day training workshop on ‘precision dairy farming’ at the Ravi Campus here on Tuesday...

    Dean Faculty of Animal Production and Technology Prof Dr Anjum Khalique chaired the workshop and emphasised the importance of the precision dairy farming in commercial farming...

  • Pakistan, Belarus to cooperate in dairy farming

    ISLAMABAD: The second meeting of Pakistan-Belarus Joint Working Group on Agriculture concluded here on Friday with the signing of protocols which laid the negotiating platform for creation of joint ventures to produce dairy products in Pakistan using raw materials imported from Belarus...

    As a follow-up to the decisions taken at the joint working group’s first meeting, Pakistan has submitted to Belarus protocols for phytosanitary...

  • Olive farming takes root in Potohar region

    Now, 52, the farmer did not see his economic condition improve until he took the difficult decision five years ago to turn to olive farming – then an alien practice in the area...

    Like Tajamal, there are scores of other farmers in the Potohar region who have switched to olive farming as the Punjab government has resolved to turn Potohar into an olive valley and is fully facilitating the growers...

  • Sustainable farming needed for food security: FAO

    ISLAMABAD: More productive and sustainable farming systems need to be developed to meet growing food demand, United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) report said on Monday...

    In most low-income and lower-middle income countries, small farms are becoming smaller, to the point where many are no longer economically viable...

  • Flattened by erratic rain, Pakistani farmers ditch crop farming

    Farmers all over Pakistan are suffering the same heartbreak, as a season of unusually heavy rain and cold weather continues to destroy crops across the country...

    Heavily in debt and tired of struggling against the worsening effects of climate change, some farmers have decided to abandon crop farming altogether, instead turning to raising cattle and poultry as more reliable sources of income...

  • Date farming, processing unit being set up in DI Khan

    In this regard, the board has undertaken measures for setting up a modern date farming and processing unit in Dera Ismail Khan...

    About 1,000 acres of land has been identified for investors to establish a modern date farming and processing unit in DI Khan, with the operational capacity of 50 tons a day, said the board’s vice-chairman Senator Mohsin Aziz in a statement here on Wednesday...

  • India’s powerful farming lobby turns on Modi

    ”India’s poor but powerful farming lobby flocked to Modi’s right-wing Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) at the general election last May, when the Hindu nationalist premier won the biggest mandate in 30 years...

    It also does away with the need for a “social impact assessment” to find out how many people would be affected by the loss of land...

  • Focus on precision farming

    AN international seminar held at Faisalabad’s university of agriculture on May 14 was told that it was time Pakistan adopted precision agriculture...

    Then, conventional precision farming requires mechanisation, big equipment, and sophisticated technology -- tools that are far beyond the reach of smallholder farmers...

  • Threat to dairy farming

    A RECENT policy paper on ‘Import of milk and whey powders in Pakistan’ defines how these imports are slowly destroying the local dairy sector, contributing to rural poverty and playing havoc with people’s health...

    ”The fluctuating prices of milk powders caused by subsidies and low import duty resulted in the dumping of powders in Pakistan...

  • CM stresses modern farming methods

    MIRPURKHAS: Sindh Ch­i­ef Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has advised mango farmers to adopt modern far­ming methods to improve quality of the fruit and incr­ease its export to earn foreign exchange for the country...

    Different varieties of mangoes were at present being exported to the Middle East, Europe and United States but there was still need to increase the fruit’s export volume, said the chief minister
  • Impediments to farming make Tharis’ joy short-lived

    MITHI: The recent rainfall in Tharparkar has sent a wave of happiness across the desert region with optimism for prosperity reigning supreme, but impediments to their ambitious plans to avail the very first farming opportunity seem to have been overshadowed by other stakeholders, mainly the district administration and greedy traders...

    Ban ‘for the benefit of the people’“Our efforts are for the benefit of the general public,” said Dr...

  • Modern contract farming models

    MODERN agricultural supply chains aligned with farming practices and the market are required for the provision of food staples to the rapidly rising urban population...

    Contract farming fills this gap by offering financial resources and technical guidance to small scale farmers to grow agricultural products for the investors...

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