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March 20, 2013

Irrigation water will increase by 19 percent by 2050

March 21, 2013 UNESCO states that water for irrigation in agriculture will increase by 19 percent by 2050, provided that the scientific advances to improve water efficiency aren't sufficient in face of the increasing world population. Between 60 and 70% of fresh water is currently used in agriculture, a figure that could increase up to 19% by 2050 according to UNESCO. Next Friday Unesco will celebrate the World Water Day that, this year, will be part of the International Year of…

Cotton production falls 12pc

March 20, 2013 KARACHI: The cotton production dropped to 12.845 million bales up to March 15, 2013 as against 14.548 million bales produced in the corresponding period last year. A shortfall of some 2.434 million bales (20.50 per cent) in cotton production in Punjab pulled down overall cotton production by 11.71 per cent or 1.703 million bales over the last year’s total. The phutti arrival data was jointly compiled by the Pakistan Cotton Ginners Association, All Pakistan Textile…

Jobs:World Food Programe

Tuesday, 19 March 2013 Career Opportunity Job Title: World Food Programe Programme Officer ( Food Security/Data Analyst) Programme Assistant(Food Security Policy and Analysis) Canidates are advised to apply online by 26 March, 2013. Only shortisted candidates will be called for a test/interview.Source, Jang Agriculture Jobs in Pakistan, Published: Zarai Media Team

Neem-A Tree for Solving Global Problems

March 20 2013 Azadirachta indica is a tree in the mahogany family Meliaceae. It is one of two species in the genus Azadirachta, and is native to India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh growing in tropical and semi-tropical regions. Scientific name: Azadirachta indica Rank: Species Higher classification: Azadirachta Neem is a fascinating tree. On the one hand, it seems to be one of the most promising of all plants and may eventually benefit every person on the planet. Probably no other…

Worsening water shortage

March 20, 2013 By  Dr Ahmad Saeed Bhatti The United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) held at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 1992, declared March 22 as the World Water Day. The day is celebrated to mark the implementation of the UN recommendations (Earth Summit Agenda 21), i.e. to work out proposals and arrange activities to emphasize reduction in wasteful consumption of resources such as water. Altogether water - liquid, solid (ice) and gas on earth (the…

Press Release Australian High Commissioner: Agriculture

March 20, 2013 Faisalabad: Australia highly desire to enhance trade and political relations with Pakistan, trade potential between both the countries need to be tapped, said High commissioner of Australia in Pakistan Mr. Peter Heyward,  while addressing to the members of Faisalabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FCCI) here today. He thanked for inviting him at FCCI and said that Australia and Pakistan have a longer  and productive economic relationship with historic similarities and…

آسٹریلیا پاکستان کے ساتھ تجارتی و سفارتی تعلقات کے فروغ کا خواہاں: پیٹر ہائیورڈ

20 مارچ 2013 ء فیصل آباد ( ) آسٹریلیا پاکستان کے ساتھ تجارتی و سفارتی تعلقات کے فروغ کا خواہاں ہے۔ دونوں ممالک کے مابین باہمی تجارت کے مواقعوں سے استفادہ کی ضرورت ہے۔ ان خیالات کا اظہار آسٹریلوی ہائی کمشنر پیٹر ہائیورڈ نے ایوان صنعت و تجارت فیصل آبادمیں خطاب کے موقع پر کیا۔ انہوں نے کہا کہ پاکستان میں ٹیکسٹائل ، ڈیری اور زراعت کے شعبوں میں بہترین پوٹینشل موجود ہے۔ ڈیری اوردیگر شعبہ جات میں ٹیکنیکل مدد کی جا رہی ہے۔ ہر سال 100 سے زائد طلباء کو اعلیٰ تعلیم کے حصول کیلئے آسٹریلوی…

What Makes an Herb an Herb?

March 20, 2013 Before we talk about growing herbs, it’s only fitting to define the meaning of  the word herb.(We pronounce it “erb” with a silent “h.” If you want to sound  British, pronounce the “h,” as in the name Herb.) What, exactly, is an herb?  Different resources define the word in different ways, depending upon their frame of reference. A biologist might use the term herbas shorthand for herbaceous plant— a plant that forms a soft, tender stem rather than a woody stem. However,…

Agriculture a Way Out of Crisis

March 20, 2013 By Maria Korologou Agriculture can rescue Greece from the crisis, if organized on a solid basis via cooperation and specialization. All around Greece organized seminars are offered by individuals or research centers on aromatic plants and new crops. Dr. Nikos Samarides, botanist-agronomist at AUTH, who participated in and coordinated the conference, Cultivation, standardization and utilization of functional primary products, underlined: “The creation of groups or…

Pakistan Black Tea varieties prices rise

Wednesday, 20 March 2013 The prices of black tea surged between Rs 50 and Rs 100 per kilogram on the back of the government's decision to withdraw the relaxation of 11 percent sales tax on imports, market sources told us on Tuesday. "The government has withdrawn its pervious decision of (charging) 5 percent sales tax on black tea imports, reverting back to the standard rate of 16 percent which has badly hit the tea prices in the local market," blenders and importers told this…

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