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Think Global, Buy Local: A new study looks at the impact of buying local produce on local economies

14 April 2014 by P.K. Read- Food Tank The motto ‘Think Globally, Act Locally’ has long been a guiding tenet of the sustainable food movement. But does acting locally really make a difference and if so, what kind of difference? That’s just what a team of economists set out to explore in the study Linkages Between Community-Focused Agriculture, Farm Sales, and Regional Growth, published in Economic Development Quarterly (2014). Their results revealed that yes, direct…

How to grow 100 pounds of potatoes in 4 steps

Matthew Weintrub - Matt Over Matter Container gardening isn’t only for savvy urban gardeners and folks with limited space to grow, it can also be for folks who want to maximize their yields in a controlled environment. Not only does growing potatoes in a barrel reduce the amount of weeding and exposure to pests and fungi, you don’t even have to risk shovel-damage to the tender potatoes by digging them out of the ground when they’re done, just tip the container over! After extensive…

USAID Agribusiness holds training on potato seed

Published: March 29, 2014 Press Release The Agribusiness Project, funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and implemented by the Agribusiness Support Fund (ASF), organized a week-long technical and managerial training on Seed Potato Production Technologies at the Horticulture Research Institute, National Agriculture Research Center (NARC), here from March 24 to 28. The 23 participants included farmers and other stakeholders from selected potato-growing…

President for enhanced, consolidated Pak-Bahrain trade ties

ISLAMABAD, March 19 (APP): President Mamnoon Hussain on Wednesday called for translating the political goodwill and fraternal bonds existing between Pakistan and Bahrain into a strong economic and trade partnership and to the mutual benefit of the people of the two countries. The President said this during his meeting with Shaikh Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, King of Bahrain, here at the Presidency. The two leaders exchanged views on Pakistan-Bahrain bilateral relations, and regional and…

Pakistan: Multi-pronged vegetable enhancement plan evolved

Nation- Punjab Agriculture Department has evolved a three-year multi-pronged ‘Vegetable Enhancement’ plan costing Rs 410.87 million. Agriculture Department sources told APP that the proposed plan would be carried out in 18 districts of the province including Sialkot. The basic concept of the programme is to enhance the year round supply of essential vegetables on sustainable and affordable prices by promoting vegetable cultivation, reduction in post harvest losses and value addition for making…

‘Need to enhance interaction between private sectors of Pakistan, Argentine’

February 28, 2014: dailytimes KARACHI: Efforts should be made for enhancing exchange of trade delegations and interaction between the private sectors of Pakistan and Argentine would certainly pave way for improved trade relations. The Ambassador of Argentine Republic Rodolfo Martin Saravia at Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) pointed out both countries have been enjoying good bilateral trade relation since past 25 years. Trade volume has always remained in favour of…

Experts urge clarity on govt policies: Crops

Mansoor Ahmad Saturday, February 01, 2014 LAHORE: Entrepreneurs stressed the need for a dialogue on economic issues among all the stakeholders as well as the clarity in government policies. They also said the government needs to understand the issues impeding growth. Leading textile entrepreneur MI Khurram said that trade and fiscal deficits were deeply affecting businessmen. The government debt and its huge appetite for loans are crowding out private sector, he added. The…

Stakeholders should explore opportunities in agriculture sector: Canadian HC

January 30, 2014 Pakistan is agriculture 'superpower' in many ways but the country is still not able to reap maximum benefits, said Greg Giokas, Canadian High Commissioner, here on Wednesday. Addressing the members of English Speaking Union (ESU) of Pakistan along with ESU President Aziz Memon, Honorary Consul General of Canada, Byram D Avari and others, Giokas said Pakistan in world average yield stood at the bottom in the production of wheat, sugarcane, cotton, etc. He said,…

Argentina for cooperation in agriculture

Saeed Ahmed Wednesday, January 29, 2014 ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and Argentina can enhance cooperation in agriculture sector to get mutually beneficial results, said Rodolfo Martin Saravia. Argentine Ambassador, addressing business community at the Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ICCI), said Argentina could transfer modern technology to Pakistan for quality meat production since the country has strength in the field. He said Argentina could send its experts to help Pakistan reap…

Value-addition: Nestlé, LUMS unveil agribusiness programme

January 16, 2014 LAHORE: Realising the potential in the agribusiness sector, the Suleman Dawood School of Business o f Lahore University of management Sciences (LUMS) and Nestle Pakistan have joined hands to initiate an Executive Certificate programme from 17th January 2014. The programme is aimed at training professionals working in the sector, willing to learn more from entrepreneurs, company heads and experts. The Executive Certificate in Agribusiness Management (ECAM) is built…

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