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December 5, 2012

China Agriculture products to capture regional market

December 05, 2012 After gaining significant market share for its manufactured goods in the UAE and the rest of the Middle East, China is set to make inroads into the regional agriculture sector in a big way through an upcoming trade event in Sharjah. In a global first, the Chinese government is bringing its leading agriculture enterprises to the Middle East to take part in the Chinese Commodities Fair Sharjah at Expo Centre Sharjah from December 10 to 13, 2012. Titled 'China…

Agriculture: World Soil Day an opportunity to sell soil science

Wednesday, 5 December  2012 By Sally Dakis The incoming president of Soil Science Australia Dr Richard Doyle is urging soil scientists to better communicating the message that soils sustain our lives. On this World Soils Day, Richard Doyle says it's up to soil scientists to get the message through to the community and to politicians of the value of soils. Richard Doyle says World Soils Day is a chance to engage with the community. "I think it's a chance for soil scientists to…

Cotton market: prices firm amid modest trading

December 05, 2012 Rates moved up cautiously on the cotton market on Tuesday after the short fall in phutti arrivals in the Pakistan Cotton Ginners Association (PCGA) fortnightly report, dealers said. Official spot rate was unchanged at Rs 5,900, they said. Above, 1300 bales of cotton finalised between Rs 5650 and Rs 600, they said. Prices of seedcotton (phutti) in Sindh were nearly unchanged at Rs 2500-2700, in Punjab, rates were at Rs 2600-2900, they said. According to some analysts,…

Hydel power generation: provinces refuse to release water from dams

December 05, 2012 M RAFIQUE GORAYA The four provinces have refused to allow the Federal government to release water from Tarbela and Mangla dams for hydel power generation during the yearly month-long canal closures across the country beginning from December 26, for essential de-silting purpose, Punjab Irrigation engineers told BR here on Tuesday. They said as of December 04 only 4.8 MAF water has been left in Tarbela (2. 419 MAF) and Mangla (2.421 MAF) dams for sowing,…

Government urged to declare PIA as essential services

December 05, 2012 Former Chairman of Pakistan Poultry Association (PPA) Abdul Basit on Tuesday urged the government to declare Pakistan International Airline (PIA) as Essential Services and put a complete ban on all sort of unions in the National Flag Carrier. In a statement issued here on Tuesday, Basit who was also a former LCCI Senior Vice President said that the PIA must not be allowed to play with the precious lives of people therefore, either its operations should be stopped or…

Government urged to move ICA to foil Indian designs

December 05, 2012 The Pakistan Economy Watch (PEW) on Tuesday urged the government to move International Court of Arbitration immediately to stop India from constructing hydro-power projects in violation of the 1960 Indus Basin Treaty between the two countries which will turn Pakistan into a desert. Government has been delaying a suitable response to the construction of Nimoo-Bazgo hydro-power project for past one year which amounts to facilitating Indian plot against Pakistan, Dr…

Sugar export SBP asks banks to process cases

December 05, 2012 The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has advised all banks (Authorised Dealers in Foreign Exchange) to process the cases of sugar export. According to SBP's Exchange Policy Department (EPD) Circular Letter No 09 /EPP.1 (51)-Sugar - 2012, issued on Tuesday, export of some 200,000 tons of sugar will be allowed against each E-Form on first come first served basis and without any quantity restriction. Sugar export by the individual sugar mill will be subject to receipt of a…

Pak-Brazil seminar on Food Security

December 05, 2012 . 0 ISLAMABAD (PR) – The Brazilian Embassy, The Ministry of National Food Security and Research, the WFP, FAO and SDPI organised a full-day seminar on Food Security and Poverty Alleviation at a local hotel. Brazilian experts and a WFP expert came from Brazil especially for the occasion, to share their experiences and the main features of the vastly successful Brazilian policies on Food Security. The main goal of the event was for them to address the characteristics of…

Green tractor Scheme: Subsidised tractors being provided

December 05, 2012 Punjab government is providing tractors to young growers across the province on subsidy under 'green tractor scheme' to increase mechanised farming for maximum yield and attaining self-sufficiency in food. This was stated by the PML-N MNA Mian Marghub Ahmad while presiding over a meeting in the Agriculture House here on Tuesday. The meeting was also attended by the EDO (Agriculture) Lahore, representatives of city district government Lahore and others. He said process…

Farm groups to renew push for stable work force

December 05, 2012 By Shannon Dininny YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — Farmers who grow labor-intensive tree fruit crops must continue to be vocal about the need for comprehensive immigration reform to ensure agriculture is included in any solution for the nation's broken immigration system, several farm groups told Washington state growers at a conference Tuesday. Bottom line: If growers can't prune, pick, pack and process their fruit, little else matters, said U.S. Apple Association President…

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