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December 4, 2012

Global Agricultural Biotechnology Industry

Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012 This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Agricultural Biotechnology in US$ Million by the following Product Group/Segment: Transgenic Seeds/Crops (Soybean, Corn, Cotton, & Others (Includes Canola, Wheat, Rice, and Potato among Others), and Bio pesticides  The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Rest of World. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2010 through…

Provinces cautious about India’s highly-subsidised agriculture sector

Tuesday, December 04, 2012 Munawar Hasan LAHORE: The provincial governments’ representatives have expressed caution over competing with the highly-subsidised agriculture sector of India, even though all of them have shown unanimity in continuing trade liberalisation with the neighboring country, according to an official document available with The News. Provinces’ representatives expressed their opinions at an inter-ministerial meeting convened by the Federal Ministry of…

First consignment of 390 tons of Kinnow leaves for Dubai, Sri Lanka

December 04, 2012 Pakistan, which has fixed almost 0.2 million tons export of Kinnow this year, has started export as first consignment of 390 tons was shipped to Sri Lanka and Dubai on Saturday. For the first time, the export of highly valued fruit has started on a fixed date as Ministry of Commerce had earlier banned export of the Citrus Hybrid (Kinnow) before December 1. Through a S.R.O 1362(1)/2012, issued on November 8, 2012, the ministry, while making amendments in clauses/rules…

TCP to buy 30,000 tons of sugar for Tajikistan

December 04, 2012 RIZWAN BHATTI Trading Corporation of Pakistan (TCP) has planned to procure 30,000 tons of white powder sugar for export purposes. Sources told Business Recorder on Monday that Tajikistan, which had already finalised a surge import deal with Pakistan, is demanding white powdered sugar instead of white refined sugar. Domestic sugar mills mainly produce only white refined sugar as there is no demand of powdered sugar in the country. White powdered sugar is also not…

Kalabagh Dam: Nawaz seeks national consensus

December 04, 2012 Pakistan Muslim League-N Chief Mian Nawaz Sharif has called for national consensus on Kalabagh Dam as it could be difficult to handle the issue without building consensus. "The entire nation should decide to resolve the KBD, as it is more complicated to handle without development of national consensus," Sharif told a press conference at Mardan on Monday, wherein Central leader Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf, Nawabzada Khawaja Mohammad Khan Hoti announced to quit his…

Hoti launches mechanised farming project at Tarnab

December 04, 2012 Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Amir Haider Khan Hoti has formally launched Mechanised Farming Project and Agriculture Policy at Tarnab Farm on Monday. Addressing the ceremony, he said that project of mechanised farming and agriculture policy will prove harbinger of progress in active government functionaries, financial improvement of farmers and progress in agriculture production. Provincial Agriculture Minister Arbab Muhammad Ayub Jan, Provincial…

SMEs, agriculture activities in flood-hit areas: SBP extends refinance scheme for revival

December 04, 2012 The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has extended the expiry date of the Refinance Scheme for Revival of SMEs and Agricultural Activities in the flood-affected areas by one year ie from November 30, 2012 to November 30, 2013. Refinance limits already sanctioned in favour of selected banks under this Scheme will also continue to be available up-to November 30, 2013, said SBP's IH&SMEFD Circular No 13 issued on Monday. Banks/Development Finance Institutions (DFIs) can…

UN Climate Change Negotiations 2012: Agriculture out of the ambit of negotiations

12/04/2012 URMI A GOSWAMI,ET BUREAU doha Developing countries have guarded interests of small farmers and concerns of food security by successfully resisting moves by the industrialized world to turn to agriculture for reducing emissions at the UN-sponsored climate talks at Doha. Developing countries such as India, which are traditionally more dependent on agriculture, believe the focus should be on adapting to climate change. With nearly a vast section of the Indian population…

Russian domestic wheat prices to hit new highs

December 04, 2012 Russian domestic wheat prices, up around 60 percent since spring, hit new highs last week and are expected to rise further as demand on a drought-hit market exceeds supply from the state stocks, SovEcon agriculture analysts said on Monday. One of the world's key wheat exporters, Russia aims to sell up to 1.25 million tonnes of grain from its 5-million-tonne stocks, after hot and dry weather slashed its wheat harvest by a third, raising domestic prices. Sales started…

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