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November 19, 2012

PCGA issues figures for cotton production

November 19, 2012 RAHIMYAR KHAN - Pakistan Cotton Ginners Association (PCGA) has issued fortnightly figures of domestic cotton production. Accordingly, all countrywide ginning factories have so far received seed-cotton (phutti) equivalent to 8,519,075 cotton bales up to 15th November, 2012, that’s 550,257 bales (7pc) in excess to previous year corresponding arrivals. However according to PCGA report seed cotton arrivals in ginning factories of Punjab are 5,723,266 bales up to 15th…

Rice export orders witness 60pc fall

November 19, 2012 LAHORE - The rice export orders have registered a sharp decline of 60 per cent than last year, as the artificial hike in prices of paddy, apart from causing inflation in the country, has knocked the exporters out of the international markets due to ineffective pricing against neighbouring country of India, industry sources stated on Sunday. They said that Pakistan produces 6 million tons of rice while local consumption is just 2 million tons. Rest of 4 million tons…

KPK, Iran to boost trade relations

November 19, 2012 PESHAWAR - The Governor General Fars, Islamic Republic of Iran Hussein Sadek Abedien has said that Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Iran through bilateral cooperation in the field of education, health, banking, agriculture, industries , oil and gas and livestock can move forward, because long-standing relationship of Pak-Iran based on fraternity, Islamic traditions and culture that need further improvement in the light of present regional situation. This, he said,…

Agriculture and algorithms

Weather insurance Nov 19th 2012, 14:10 by T.R. | BERLIN IN INDIA, when monsoons are delayed and crops fail as a result, farmers often don’t know how to pay back the debts they have taken on to purchase seeds. More than 15,000 commit suicide every year. These fates are a shocking reminder of a global problem caused by global warming. Farming has always been a gamble, but the growing number of “unusual weather events”, as experts call them, make seeding and harvesting an even…

Scholarship – Joint PhD Program in Agricultural Economics

26-Nov-2012, SL The Joint PhD Program between Chile and Germany The PhD-Program “Agricultural Economics” (J-PPAE) is jointly offered by the Georg-August-Universität of Goettingen (Germany) and Universidad de Talca (Chile). For complete details Click here We welcome you and your interest! Our Program is financed by: DAAD and BMBF We will offer two DAAD-scholarships for our program, starting in the first half of 2013. Details on the application can be found here…

GAPTO appeals to Ministry of Food and Agriculture for unique scheme

Monday, 19 November 2012 The Ghana Agricultural Producers and Traders Organization (GAPTO) have appealed to the Ministry of Food and Agriculture to establish a special out-grower scheme for the cultivation of onions in Ghana. The organisation has further urged that the Ministry of Trade and Industry together with the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning collaborate to finalize all legal, institutional and administrative arrangements for the establishment of the scheme. The…

New SAP for agriculture

Monday, 19 November 2012 The superabsorbent polymers that have been combined with nonwovens to make today’s absorbent hygiene products so effective are being extended to agricultural use. From 2013, Polykem SARL, a self-financed spin out from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETHL), located in Lausanne, Switzerland, aims to produce 50,000 tons of its patened pAgriSap Hydrogel superabsorbent polymers which have have the ability to absorb up to 147 times their own…

Angola: Agricultural Season Takes Off in Zaire Province

November 19, 2012 M'banza Kongo — About 2000 hectares of land have been prepared in the whole of Zaire Province for the 2012/2013 agricultural season, in which will be involved 5,800 peasants. This was revealed last Friday in Wene locality, Tomboco Municipality, by the head of Zaire Province's agriculture and rural development department, João Domingos. The hectares for cultivation are located in the municipalities of Tomboco, Mbanza Kongo, N'zeto, Soyo, Nóqui and Kuimba, which have…

Season for kinnow exports

Kinnow exports will begin from December 1 and exporters are confident that they can meet the target of 200,000 tonnes that matches last year’s performance. Their optimism is based on higher production — 1.9 million tonnes this year against last year’s 1.8 million tonnes — and the possibility of increased exports to India and Indonesia. Traditionally, only 10 per cent of citrus fruits produced in the country are exported for various reasons including huge post-harvest losses…

Agricultural scenario 2012-13

Monday, 19 November 2012 By Dr Aamer Irshad LAST year, the agricultural sector achieved a growth rate of 3.1 per cent against the target of 3.4 per cent. Low production of wheat and some minor crops was the main cause of missed targets despite better harvests of some major crops like cotton, sugarcane and maize along with satisfactory performance by the livestock sector. Bad weather and floods predominantly remained the major causes of lower agricultural output. In the same…

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