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October 23, 2012

Role of agri universities underscored for ensuring women’s right to land

ISLAMABAD, October 23, 2012: The women’s right to land is key to promoting sustainable agriculture and the agricultural universities in Pakistan have a bigger role to play in terms of initiating research studies on the issues of women farmers who produce more than 60 percent food but they own merely 2 percent of farm land. While addressing a seminar on “Women’s Right to Land and Sustainable Agriculture: Role of Agricultural Universities” held on Monday at a local hotel by ActionAid…

ICE canola reaches 11-day high on soy strength, export sales

Tuesday, 23 October 2012 By Abdul Ahad WINNIPEG: ICE Canada canola futures climbed to an 11-day high on Monday, lifted by strength in soybeans and execution of export sales, traders said. * Weaker Canadian dollar also supported. * Commercial hedges pared gains in late trading as high prices encouraged farmer selling to cash market. * Crush margins, a measure of profitability for seed processors, improved week over week as of Thursday, but remain low compared to a month and…

European wheat futures firm in step with US prices

October 23, 2012: European wheat futures tracked gains in US prices to stay at one-week highs on Monday, but reaction to pre-weekend talk of an export ban by Ukraine had largely faded in a quiet start to the week's trading. Benchmark November milling wheat was up 1.00 euro, or 0.38 percent, at 263.75 euros a tonne by 1130 GMT, matching a one-week high seen on Friday. "We're following a technical rebound in Chicago," a futures dealer said, adding that recent liquidation by funds on the US…

Government exploiting farmers of Southern Punjab

October 23, 2012: Federal government was exploiting the farmers of southern Punjab by sending them inflated electricity bill and increasing the price of High Speed Diesel, said Punjab Agricultural Minister Ahmed Ali Aulakh while addressing a key distribution under green tractor scheme in Bahauddin Zakariya University here on Monday. He said rulers were giving lollypop of southern Punjab province to the people of this zone while in fact they destroying them by increasing power tariff and…

Rs 13.7 billion allocated for Diamer-Basha Dam project: Wapda chief

October 23, 2012: Federal government has allocated about Rs 13.78 billion for 4500 MW-Diamer-Basha Dam Project during the fiscal year 2012-13. The project is being implemented on priority basis. These views were expressed by Pakistan Water and Power Development Authority (Wapda) Chairman Raghib Shah while talking to Gilgit Baltistan Works Minister Bashir Ahmed, Health Minister Haji Gulber Khan and Taxation and Minerals Minister Muhammad Naseer Khan, who called on him Monday. The Chairman…

Chicken meat prices fall 23.80 percent to Rs 160/kg

By Tanveer Sher KARACHI, October 23, 2012: The retail price of chicken meat has declined by 23.80 percent in the city’s markets and is currently available at Rs 160 per kilogramme (kg) as against Rs 210 per kg, which was attributed by traders on account of low demand spurred by Eidul Azha, which is hardly eight days away. The demand of chicken-related products by the domestic consumers has gone up to more than 25 percent during the last four to five days. Previously, chicken meat…

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