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April 24, 2013

Rice

Rice cultivation is well-suited to countries and regions with low labor costs and high rainfall, as it is labor-intensive to cultivate and requires ample water. Rice is the seed of the monocot plants Oryza sativa (Asian rice) or Oryza glaberrima (African rice). As a cereal grain, it is the most widely consumed staple food for a large part of the world's human population, especially in Asia. It is the grain with the second-highest worldwide production, after maize (corn), according to data…

Indian mango exports get underway

The mango season for SS Exports in India started a month ago, Mr Viji, Export Manager at the company said the growing season in Tamil Nadu has been good, and he expects to export around 1,000kg of mangoes. The main varieties are Alphonso and Banganpalli and they will be exported to wholesalers in Europe. He said that the demand on the Indian domestic market has remained unchanged. The mangoes weigh between 250 to 450 gr and are packed in 2kg, 5kg or 6 pieces, 12 pieces, as per…

Pakistan farmers grapple with climate change

Government attempts a new insurance scheme to protect farmers from floods and other worsening weather problems. Gujar Khan, Pakistan - After five consecutive dry winters, Abdul Qadeer was jubilant at the prospect of a plentiful harvest of wheat after December rains soaked his farmland. But the 39-year-old farmer’s hopes were destroyed last month by torrential spring rains and a hailstorm that flattened his wheat crop. Qadeer is one of many farmers suffering the effects of…

Slow retreat of monsoon floods in Pakistan hinders recovery

SUKKUR, 23 April 2013 - It is seven months since the monsoon rains fell on Mohammed Qayyum’s village in the Taib area of Shikarpur District in Pakistan’s southern province of Sindh. The third straight year of devastating monsoon flooding in Pakistan destroyed his home and flooded his fields. He knocked together a temporary shelter for his family and tried to wait patiently for the waters to disappear. But months after September’s rains, the water was still there. “I waited and…

Nine months of FY13

Agri credit disbursement surges by 17% to Rs 231.04 billion KARACHI: Agricultural credit disbursement by banks surged by 17 percent on yearly basis to Rs 231.04 billion in the first nine months (July to March) of the current fiscal year 2012-13. In absolute terms, disbursement of credit to the agriculture sector increased by over Rs 33.7 billion in July to March FY 2013 when compared with the total disbursement of Rs 197.3 billion in the same period of the last fiscal year. Overall…

Agriculture Earnings Drop

April 24, 2013 Kampala — The agriculture sector's contribution to real Growth Domestic Product-GDP fell by 1.7 percent to 3.0 percent in 2012 up from 4.7 the previous year and 5.0 percent in 2010, Statistics from National Institute of Statistics indicate. With the country's real GDP growing at 8.0 percent in real terms in 2012, agriculture comes behind the services sector that contributed 12.3 percent with the industry sector contributing contributing 7.4 percent. Accordingly, food…

Agriculture sector to be developed on modern lines: Lohana

April 24, 2013 KARACHI: Caretaker Sindh Agriculture Minister NK Lohana has said that farmers are the backbone of our national economy. This he said while addressing a meeting with small-scale farmers at his office. The minister also said that agriculture sector would be aligned on modern standards and farmers would be given trainings with latest information regarding cultivation methods. The department is planning and transferring the knowledge to the grassroots via public…

Dairy farming in Pakistan and factors affecting Milk Production

April 24th, 2013 The livestock sector is one of the vibrant sectors of Pakistan. This sector makes important contribution to socioeconomic development of rural household and has significant positive impact on poverty alleviation. More than 35 million people are engaged in this sector for earning their livelihood. It contributes 11.5% to the national GDP and has shown growth rate of 3-4 % over the last years despite unfavourable conditions. DAIRY PRODUCTION:             Dairy farming…

Carrot a useful vegetables that prevents Heart Diseases and Cancer

April 24, 2013 By Mr. Allah Dad History The carrot can trace its ancestry back thousands of years, originally having been cultivated in central Asian and Middle Eastern countries. These original carrots looked different from those that we are accustomed to today, featuring deep purple coloring, ranging from lavender to deep eggplant. This coloration was a reflection of the anthocyanin phytonutrient pigments these carrots had. In pre-Hellenic times, a yellow-rooted carrot variety…

کپا س کی کاشت کیلئے بیج کی تیاری

24اپریل 2013 نوید عصمت کاہلوں زرعی میڈیا ڈاٹ کام: کپاس دنیا کی اہم ترین ریشہ دار فصل ہے۔ کپاس پیدا کرنے والے ممالک میں پاکستان چوتھے نمبر پر ہے۔ پنجاب کو اس لحاظ سے خصوصی اہمیت حاصل ہے کہ مجموعی پیداوار کا تقریباً 80فیصد پنجاب میں پیدا ہوتا ہے۔کپاس کی بھرپور فصل کے لیے بیج کا انتخاب ، تیاری اور زہرآلود کرنا انتہائی اہمیت کا حامل ہے ۔ ایسے بیج کا انتخاب کیاجائے جس کا اُگاؤ اچھا ہو، کیڑوں اور بیماریوں کے حملہ سے پاک ہو ۔ بیج کے حصول کے وقت خیال رکھا جائے کہ منتخب کی جانے والی قسم پرپتا…

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