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July 26, 2013

Saving seeds tips

26 July, 2013 Saving seeds is a thrifty way start your garden next spring and also a great way to become more self-reliant. You may enjoy trading some of your seeds with other gardeners to bring variety into your garden. Copy Rights @Zaraimedia.com

Agricultural practices in developing countries

Why are small scale farmers wary of change? By:Nadia Khawaja Traditional farming is characterised by small scale or ‘subsistence farms’ operated by families who consume most of the output from the farm. The word “traditional” means “to do things the way they have usually been done”. Hence, traditional farming is mostly prevalent in developing countries with weak infrastructures and relatively smaller manufacturing and tertiary sectors. The average size of the farm is usually very…

Cancer fighting foods, herbs and spices

The National Cancer Institute estimates that roughly one-third of all cancer deaths may be diet related. What you eat can hurt you, but it can also help you. Many of the common foods found in grocery stores or organic markets contain cancer-fighting properties, from the antioxidants that neutralize the damage caused by free radicals to the powerful phytochemicals that scientists are just beginning to explore. There isn't a single element in a particular food that does all the work: The best…

Pakistan can enhance fruit, vegetable export to $7bn in 10 years

26 July, 2013 KARACHI: Pakistan's current export of fruits, vegetables from $525 million can be enhanced to $7 billion in the next 10 years if growers use modern agriculture technology and employ good agriculture practices to boost their annual yield. At this moment the reluctance of growers to use modern agriculture technology, non-adherence to the good agriculture practices, lack of research and development and communication gap between growers and exporters are a few key factors…

Over 50 Pakistani investors to join trade delegation to Nigeria in August

July 26,2013 The Nigerian Ambassador to Pakistan, Dauda Danladi,  has disclosed  that Pakistan-Nigeria Trade Relations would get a boost in August as over 50 Pakistani Investors and exporters from Punjab and Sindh Province  as well as from the Federation of  Pakistan Chambers of  Commerce & Industry (FPCCI)  join a trade delegation to Nigeria. Mr. Danladi, in a statement emailed to PREMIUM TIMES, described the trade delegation to Nigeria from Pakistan as a major breakthrough and…

Agriculture: Growing Your Own Garlic Is Easy!

Agriculture, also called farming or husbandry, is the cultivation of animals, plants, fungi, and other life forms for food, fiber, biofuel, drugs and other products used ... As far as I'm concerned, garlic gets the blue ribbon for growing your own. It's absurdly easy to plant and care for; it tastes great; it looks beautiful and it takes up so little ground that even those with very small gardens can raise enough to be self-sufficient in garlic for a good part of the year. All you have…

Scientists discover what’s killing the bees and it’s worse than you thought

By Todd Woody As we’ve written before, the mysterious mass die-off of honey bees that pollinate $30 billion worth of crops in the US has so decimated America’s apis mellifera population that one bad winter could leave fields fallow. Now, a new study has pinpointed some of the probable causes of bee deaths and the rather scary results show that averting beemageddon will be much more difficult than previously thought. Scientists had struggled to find the trigger for so-called Colony…

Call to increase produce to control inflation: Pakistan

LAHORE: Inflation will further increase in the country due to improper demand and supply mechanism and artificial living standards while globally prices reduced on festivals as compared to Pakistan. These views were expressed by the discussants in Jang Economics Session on ‘what will be inflationary impact on Eid’, here on Thursday. The panellists were Prof Shahida Saleem, Pervaiz Hanif, Nasir Cheema, Robina Jamil and Khalique Arshad while hosted by Sikandar Hameed Lodhi. Prof Shahida…

Agriculture minister wants more supermarket competition

By STEVE HYNES July 26, 2013 FEDERAL Minister for Agriculture Joel Fitzgibbon yesterday gave tentative support to a mandatory code of practice for supermarkets to give farmers a better deal. See your ad here Mr Fitzgibbon spent yesterday afternoon visiting dairy farms in the Warrnambool district, having spent the morning at fruit growing properties in the Goulburn Valley. “I’m a free marketeer, but my problem is that I don’t see a particularly free market in this space,” Mr…

Shanghai copper up

July 26, 2013 The most-traded November copper contract on the Shanghai Futures Exchange closed up 0.2 percent at 50,490 yuan ($8,200) a tonne on Thursday pressured by concerns a slowing Chinese economy may dent demand from the world's top consumer amid ample global supplies. Copper is down more than 11 percent this year on a slowdown in China, which accounts for 40 percent of global demand for refined copper. Data on Wednesday showed manufacturing activity in China at an 11-month low in…

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