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November 9, 2012

Palestinian Farmers Turn to Organic Farming

November 9, 2012 By DIAA HADID NUS JUBAIL, West Bank The Palestinian olive harvest, an ancient autumn ritual in the West Bank, is going upscale. In an emerging back-to-the-land movement, Palestinian farmers are turning the rocky hills of the West Bank into organic olive groves, selling their oil to high-end grocers in the U.S. and Europe. The move is a reflection of the growing global demand for natural, sustainable and fairly traded products, albeit with a distinct…

Controlling post harvest losses increases yield

LAHORE - Control on post harvest losses can result in availability of 25-40 per cent more fruits and vegetables in the country. These losses bring low return to growers, processors, traders and country suffers in terms of foreign exchange earnings besides reducing availability of vegetables and fruits for consumers, experts said at a training programme organized by SMEDA in collaboration with Post Harvest Research Centre, AARI, Faisalabad and Sargodha Chamber of Commerce & Industry on…

Agriculture growth target 8%

Fri Nov 09 2012 Economy Govt drafts plan to boost farming, allied sectors with Central fund. To boost the state’s economy, the Trinamool Congress government has set up an ambitious target of 8 per cent growth rate in agriculture and allied sectors for the next fiscal year. The current growth rate in agriculture is a mere 2.6 per cent. A draft proposal prepared by the Agriculture Department on the ways to achieve the target has been submitted to the Chief Minister’s Office (CMO).…

Assistance to be provided to flood-hit farmers: minister

November 09, 2012 Punjab Minister for Agriculture Malik Ahmad Ali has said that all possible assistance would be provided to the farmers, whose crops were destroyed due to recent torrential rains and floods in South Punjab. He stated this in a high-level meeting held at the committee room of Punjab Assembly today. The meeting was attended by Muhammad Mushtaq Ahmad, Secretary Agriculture, Punjab, Dr Anjum Ali, Director General Agriculture, Dr Noor-ur-Islam, Director General…

CJ LHC seeks record of CCI on Kalabagh Dam

November 09, 2012 Chief Justice Lahore High Court Umar Ata Bandial here on Thursday sought the record of the meeting''s minutes of the Council of Common Interests (CCI) about construction of Kala Bagh Dam (KBD) till November 29. Petitioner''s counsel AK Dogar and Muhammad Azhar Siddique said the Court should directly issue an order to Prime Minister for the construction of the KBD, as the project was being delayed without any plausible reason. Azhar claimed that the chief ministers of…

GAPC seeks representation in Pak-India JBC

November 09, 2012 M RAFIQUE GORAYA Gold Art Promotion Council (GAPC) has sought representation in the recently formed Pakistan-India Joint Business Council (JBC). Talking to Business Recorder here on Thursday President Gems and Jewellery Business Committee Muhammad Ahmad hailed formation of Pakistan-India Joint Business Council by the Punjab government and said it would have far-reaching effects on the economies and volume of trade between the two neighbouring countries. Ahmad said…

Gold prices reduce

November 09, 2012 The price of gold on Thursday receded by Rs 400 to Rs 62,500 per tola on the local market, traders said. The price of gold per 10 grams reduced by Rs 342 to Rs 53,571. The price of gold on the international market fell by $17 an ounce to $1,715, traders said. Courtesy: BR

US MIDDAY: soya futures drop

November 09, 2012 US soyabean futures dropped in quiet trading on Thursday, pressured by declining export demand ahead of a key US Agriculture Department report, traders said. Wheat futures also fell, their first declines of the week, but losses were limited by concerns about harvest shortfalls tightening the global supply situation. Corn futures weakened in sympathy with wheat and soyabeans. USDA said early on Thursday that weekly export sales of soyabeans were at their lowest point…

Rotterdam vegetable oil prices

November 09, 2012 The following were Thursday's Rotterdam vegetable oil prices at 1700 GMT. SOYOIL EU degummed: euro tonne fob ex-mill November 2012 885.00 +10.00 December 2012 885.00 +10.00 January 2013 890.00 +10.00 February 2013/April 2013 895.00 +5.00. RAPEOIL Dutch/EU: euro tonne fob ex-mill November 2012/January 2013 unquoted February 2013/April 2013 929.00 +2.00 May 2013/July 2013 929.00 +2.00 August 2013/October 2013 920.00 +5.00. SUNOIL EU: dollars tonne ex-tank six…

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