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February 15, 2014

Latest Jobs at International Food Policy Research Institute

Today's Latest Jobs at International Food Policy Research Institute Call for Applications Research to support the enhanced economic growth of Pakistan. Proposal due on 31 March 2014 Courtesy The News Note Note: You can view full size ad or print this job ad Published in 09 February 2014 in The News

UVAS, Chinese institute sign MOU for development of fisheries sector

LAHORE (15-2-14): The University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences Lahore and Pearl River Fisheries Research Institute of Chinese Academy of Fishery Sciences of China signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to collaborate and cooperate in the field of fresh river/pond fisheries and related technologies. UVAS Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Talat Naseer Pasha and Director General Prof Shuqin Wu from Pearl River Fisheries Research Institute signed the MOU, which aims at academic exchanges and…

Growth of biotech crops plateaus in US, climbs in Asia

February 15, 2014 The growth of biotech crops in the United States appears to have hit a plateau, but farmers are accelerating plantings in Asia, although it still remains a much smaller market, according to an industry report issued Thursday. Farmers around the world grew a record 175.2 million hectares (433 million acres) of biotech crops in 2013, up 3 percent from 2012, with American and Brazilian farmers continuing to be the dominant users, according to the International Service for…

Banana Report: Price Mechanism and Markets for Pakistani Banana

By: Iqra Junejo 1.    Banana is the 4th largest crop of the world. 2.    Banana is staple food for more than 70 million people in sub sharan africa. 3.    Banana is extensively grown in the lower part of Sindh(pakistan). 4.     The total share of Sindh is 87% in total  area of cultivation. 5.    The total share of sindh is 89  % in total  production. 6.    Banana is the 4th largest crop of the world. 7.    The area under banana  cultivation at the time of independence was only 117…

Vietnam bans Chinese poultry as new deadly bird-flu virus strain reaches border

Vietnam has banned import of poultry over the border with China after the FAO and WHO sounded a warning following a meeting Thursday that the new and virulent H7N9 bird flu strain could enter the country from China at any time. Pham Van Dong, head of the Animal Health Department at the agriculture ministry, said at the meeting held by the ministry that the virus has infected fowls and people in Guangxi, the Chinese autonomous region that shares a border with four Vietnamese provinces.…

Food security interventions: a dialogue on the missing links : Land concentration responsible for scarcity of food

KARACHI: Land concentration in a few hands is directly responsible for why a vast majority remains devoid of secure access to food. The state of malnutrition is intrinsically linked with land ownership. These were the conclusions drawn at a Dialogue “Food Security Interventions: A Dialogue on the Missing Links” organised by the Pakistan Institute of Labour Education and Research in Karachi, at a local hotel on Friday. Haris Gazdar (Collective for Social Science Research), Dr Aly…

Pakistan, India must promote trade: Shahbaz

February 15, 2014 LAHORE - Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif has said that Pakistan and India have to come forward in economic, trade, industry and agriculture sectors and there is a need to promote mutual trade between the two countries. Talking to a high-level delegation of Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry during a meeting, here Friday, he said that Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif was also desirous of better relations with India. He believed that…

H1 cotton yarn exports manage to cross $1 billion mark

February 15, 2014 RIZWAN BHATTI Despite stiff competition in the world markets, Pakistan cotton yarn exports crossed one billion dollar mark during the first half of this fiscal year. Exporters told us on Friday that there are only four sectors, with a turnover of over $1 billion during the first half of this fiscal year and cotton yarn is one of them. "Despite some decline in overall exports of cotton yarn, it still is in the one-billion-dollar club," they added. China is one of…

Cargill to reject for export crops with new GMO Syngenta corn trait

by dianomi Reuters) - Cargill Inc, the top exporter of U.S. grain and oilseeds, on Friday said it will reject crops containing a new genetically modified Syngenta AG corn trait that are delivered to its grain elevators for export contracts. Corn seeds containing Syngenta's Agrisure Duracade trait are available for planting in the United States for the first time this year after U.S. authorities cleared the trait in 2013. The trait has not been approved for import by China or the…

Women to be professionally trained in Youth Development Scheme

ISLAMABAD, Feb 14 (APP): Chairperson Prime Minister’s Youth Programme, Maryam Nawaz on Friday said that government was fully committed to economic empowerment of women and would impart them vocational training through Youth Skill Development Scheme. The women would be professionally trained in skills like cookery, bakery and provided a monthly stipend worth Rs. 3000 to 5000 for a period of 6 months. The government will pay their fee as Rs. 800 million has been allocated for this programme,…

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