NPMC takes notice of wheat flour price disparity: Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: The National Price Monitoring Committee (NPMC) on Monday noted disparity in prices of wheat flour in provinces and directed the secretary food to coordinate with representatives of the provincial governments to ensure smooth supply of wheat at fair prices across the country. Prices of chicken are not coming down in the domestic market as prices of feed went up from Rs1,800 to nearly 4,000 per bag and the prices of medicine also increased manifold, according to a farmer. Out of…

Water Crisis: Dry spell hits crops in Swabi, Pakistan

Water Crisis 2021: Continued drought-like situation has worried the growers of wheat, tobacco and other crops as they fear drastic cut in yield and finances. The situation has also turned critical in the mountainous Gadoon Amazai belt as water wells have gone dry and the people are facing water shortage. Talking to Dawn here on Monday, the farmers said those owning the arid land were anxiously waiting for the much-needed rainfall. They said rain had not fallen since September and more…

How to Advocate for Climate Change

Climate change is an issue that impacts everyone, especially children. The impacts can be seen first-hand, as the planet warms, and human fingerprints are all over the consequences: bigger, stronger hurricanes; deadly heat waves; more intense downpours; and devastating wildfires. Photo courtesy of Science Moms In fact, 60% of Americans are concerned about climate change, according to a survey by the Potential Energy Coalition. For many moms, having a child is what made them start to care…

Agriculture is the basic requirement for human survival: PM

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday once again drew the attention of the developed world towards poorer economies which are struggling more than ever before because of the coronavirus pandemic, saying that such countries need a "revolution and a vision for the future." "We need a revolution and a vision for the future. The COVID-19 pandemic and the climate crisis should send a message to all — rich and poor and weak or powerful — that we will perish or survive together," the…

Agriculture needs major investment to grow

Australian agriculture will need an injection of $87 billion in new investment over the next decade to meet the sector's ambitious 2030 farm gate production target. The National Farmers' Federation has set a government-endorsed goal of boosting production to $100 billion by 2030 from about $61 million this financial year. But a new AgriFutures report released on Monday warns capital investment in agriculture has fallen behind over the past 10 years. The Natural Capital Economics paper…

Taunsa Sharif to have model livestock farm

LAHORE - As per the direction of Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar, a model livestock farm will be set up in Taunsa Sharif. Official sources said here on Sunday that Punjab Livestock Secretary Capt (retired), Saqib Zafar and Secretary Livestock South Punjab visited Taunsa Sharif and inspected 400 kanal of proposed land in ‘Mouza Chat Pani Salari.’ Saqib Zafar said that setting up of livestock farm in the area would promote livestock sector at local level.

Agriculture, Gomal Universities To Conduct Research Joint Ventures

News desk ISLAMABAD, (APP ):Agriculture and Gomal universities Saturday agreed to extend coordination and mutual cooperation in joint research endeavours aiming to polish student's raw talent in various fields. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between the two universities Director ORIC Gomal University, Prof Dr Niamat Ullah Babar and Registrar Agriculture University FakhrUddin signed the MoU in senate hall of Gomal University, Dera Ismael Khan. Vice Chancellor Agriculture…

What do workers gain from growth and profits?

Rebooting Economy 69: The "First Advance Estimates of National Income 2020-21", released on January 7, 2021, indicate that agriculture and allied activities is likely to be the only sector to register positive growth in FY21 (plus 3.4% in real GVA), while the overall growth tanks to all-time low (minus 7.2% in real GVA). The budget for FY22 and Economic Survey of 2020-21 project the FY22 growth to be 14.4-15.4% (nominal GDP). There is encouraging news from the corporate sector too. The…

Essential adjustments that improve IB vaccine efficacy in broilers

A few essential adjustments in the way infectious bronchitis vaccines are handled and administered at the hatchery can improve vaccine efficacy, Brian Jordan, PhD, assistant professor, University of Georgia, told Poultry Health Today. “Frozen vaccines that come out of liquid nitrogen have to have a little bit more care,” Jordan cautioned. When the vaccines are put into warm water for quick thawing so they can be mixed and taken to the production floor promptly, “…a lot of hatcheries…

1,200 birds distributed under PM’s ‘Backyard Poultry’ initiative

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) administration’s Agriculture Department on Friday distributed around 1,200 poultry birds among deserving women under Prime Minister’s ‘Backyard Poultry’ initiative. The initiative was aimed at addressing stunted growth in poor households, providing nourishment, supplementing family incomes through sale of organic eggs, besides creating job and making women to participate in poverty alleviation, Director Agriculture Waqar Anwar told…

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