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April 2012

Farm mechanisation at a snail’s pace

By Muzaffar Qureshi DESPITE a huge subsidy on farm implements, and a vast network of extensive services employing thousands of field officers and workers, mechanised farming in Sindh remains largely a cherished dream. According to anecdotal evidence, of the 50 big farms picked up randomly,only four or five are fully mechanised, accounting for 4-5 per cent of the total cultivated area. The rest rely on conventional method, that is gradually eroding per acre crop yield. The reason…

Food Prints: A research on Pakistani cuisines

28th April, 2012 Asif Noorani Shanaz Ramzi is an extraordinary person. She wears many hats and wears all of them well. She writes on a wide variety of subjects and does a good job. She works for a TV network, which is trying to branch out into print as well. She edits its publications and looks after the network’s PR. She attends weddings, engagements, valimas and birthday parties, has a wide circle of friends, and what is more she runs a household efficiently. More than anything else…

Agrarian Transformation in Jammu and Kashmir: Agriculture

A Case Study of a Village Ashaq Hussain, Lecturer, Govt. Degree College Kelam Kulgam Jammu and Kashmir Abstract The unique features of Jammu and Kashmir’s agriculture are predominance of cash crops, homestead cultivation, shrinkage of areas under paddy crop and dominance of small holders. A large percentage of population depends for its livelihood on crop cultivation with recently introduced horticultural Sector or fruit cultivation and cash crops like pulses and vegetables. The present…

Fertilizing Roses

Proper fertilization will help you roses produce more and larger blooms and will shorten the rest periods between flurries of bloom. A complete fertilizer relatively high in phosphate but not too high in nitrogen makes a good rose food. Well-rotted manure also is a good fertilizer. Because this material decompose slowly, you should supplement them with an all purpose fertilizer or with one of the many available rose foods. A fertilizer with a chemical analysis such as 5-10-5, 4-8-4, or 4-8-6…

Budget 2012-13: farming sector to get relief: Prime Minister

ZAHEER ABBASI April 24, 2012: Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani said on Monday the government would provide relief to farming sector and the common man in the budget for 2012-13. In an interaction with print media journalists at the Prime Minister''''s House, Gilani also said that there was consensus among coalition partners on the need for creation of a ''''Seraiki Province''''. According to him, the government is seriously considering holding local bodies election in the…

Agriculture credit disbursement up 17 percent

April 24, 2012: Agricultural credit disbursement by banks surged by 17 percent on year-on-year basis to Rs 197.361 billion in the first nine months (July-March) of the current fiscal year (2011-12). In absolute terms, disbursement of credit to agriculture sector increased by over Rs 28.674 billion in July-March, 2012 as compared with total disbursement of Rs 168.687 billion in the same period of last fiscal year. Overall credit disbursement by five major commercial banks including Allied Bank…

Dawn Agriculture Expo Exhibition

http://youtu.be/DTvfVuF9wm0 ڈان میڈیا گروپ کی جانب سےایکسپوسینٹر لاہورمیں لگائی جانے والی پہلی دو روزہ زرعی نمائش کا آغاز ہوگیاہے۔۔۔۔نمائش میں پچاس سے زائد اسٹالز لگائے گئے ہیں۔۔۔۔۔۔۔۔

Staff Required

Staff Required for the project "Supply Chain Improvement of Selected Agricultrue and Livestock Products" New You can download the followings: Job Descriptionof for the post of Chief Coordinator Job Descriptionof for the post of Manager (Finance) Job Descriptionof for the post of Manager (Coordination) Pakistan Pre-Qualification Of Firm(S) As Supply And Service Companies For Provision Of Laser Units To Farmers/ Service Providers Under “Punjab Irrigated Agriculture Productivity…

Citrus(Kinnow) exports falling due to a multitude of issues

April 16, 2012 By Shamsul Islam Pakistan, though a major citrus producer, is still lagging behind in modern techniques when it comes to enhancing the value of citrus exports. Only 10% of total production is exported, due to which citrus producers face severe financial constraints as it entails selling the produce locally; at lower prices. Pakistan produces about two million tons of citrus annually, 90% of which is kinnow. According to the Agriculture Department, kinnow exports can…

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