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September 9, 2012

Stiff competition abroad: rice exports dip by 35 percent in two months: exporters

GHULAM ABBAS September 09, 2012: Pakistani rice exporters are fast losing ground in the international market to other rice exporting countries, such as India, because of, what sources claimed, stiff competition abroad. The country''s rice exports witnessed an alarming decline of around 35 percent during the past couple of months against exports recorded during the corresponding months last year. According to sources, artificial price hike in local market and hoardings have also…

Australia to begin mango import from next year: HC

September 09, 2012: The Australian High Commissioner, Peter Heyward has said that Australia will start the import of mango from next year. Speaking at a meeting of the Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) and later taking to newsmen, he said that Pakistani mangoes are of a magnificent quality and taste. He said that Australia is an open market and the Pakistan textile sector should take advantage of the discontinuing of the tariff on textile. Peter Heyward said that Australia…

Crackdown against defaulters: farmers hold Mepco team hostage over disconnection

September 09, 2012: The tension between the Multan Electric Power Company (Mepco) and tube-well consumers intensified as a team of the company that went to Gardezi More for disconnecting connections of the defaulters was held hostage by an enraged mob just after a crackdown announcement by Mepco Chief Executive Shakil Chaudhry. The farmers were instigated by PML-N and Tehrik-i-Insaf leaders who asked them not to pay bills of more than one billion rupees because these were inflated and unjust.…

Rivers Kabul, Khiali in low flood

September 09, 2012: Flood Forecasting Cell on Saturday monitored low flood in River Kabul at Warsak with a water discharge of 32110 cusecs. A Flood of medium intensity has been reported in River Panjkora at Dir while River Khiali at Charsadda is in low flood with a water discharge of 201810 and 25242 cusecs respectively. All the remaining rivers of province are flowing normally. Courtesy: Associated Press of Pakistan

Designing food systems to protect nature and get rid of hunger

Industrialisation of agriculture creates hunger and malnutrition, destroying the food web to which we all belong. September 09, 2012: Hunger and malnutrition is manmade. It is in the design of the industrial chemical model of agriculture. And just as hunger has been created by design, producing healthy and nutritious food for all can be designed through food democracy. That is what we do in Navdanya. That is what the diverse movements for food sovereignty and agro-ecology are…

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