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National Assembly panel against GST on agriculture inputs, machinery

November 15, 2014 - Fazal Sher- BR Report - The National Assembly Standing Committee on National Food Security and Research Friday recommended abolition of General Sales Tax (GST) on agriculture inputs and machinery for decreasing cost of production and providing relief to farmers. The recommendation was made in a meeting of the committee presided over by Malik Shakir Bashir Awan. "No farmer will be inclined to grow cash crops such as sugarcane, wheat and rice if the…

Agricultural research station in Pakistan

Friday, 14 November 2014 by Muhammad Mahran Aslam, Ahsan Iqbal, M. Imran Aslam and Asif Saeed - Pakistan has a national agricultural research system (NARS) consisting of federal as well as provincial research institutions. Overall, there are 74 research establishments at the federal level and 106 research institutions/agricultural research stations at provincial level. Each province has its own commodity based/ multidisciplinary agricultural research institutes/research stations and…

Climate Change Centre to help farmers adapt to new challenges

Ashfaq Yusufzai PESHAWAR(Dawn): The University of Agriculture Peshawar has recently established the Climate Change Centre to conduct studies and research on climate change and cope with the challenges posed by changing weather patterns. “Climate change is defining human development challenges of our time because the earth’s climate is changing and its manifestation is changes in weather systems, patterns of precipitation and temperatures which result in both creating opportunities and…

Despite end of term, PARC chairman sticks to the post

November 7, 2014 ISLAMABAD: The Prime Minister Secretariat, while expressing its annoyance, has asked how the chairman of Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (Parc), Dr Iftikhar Ahmed, is keeping the post despite the end of his term and has sought an explanation from the Ministry of National Food Security and Research. “The PM Secretariat has written a strongly worded letter to the Ministry of National Food Security and Research, asking it to explain how the Parc chairman…

UAF scientists identify 10 new mango varieties

September 11, 2014- BR Report - The University of Agriculture Faisalabad (UAF) scientists have identified 10 new indigenous mango varieties to increase production, fight diseases, and to grab international market. It was stated on Wednesday at the Punjab Agricultural Research Board (PARB) 150 Mango Project's concluding seminar titled "Characterisation of native and potential mango varieties" arranged by the UAF at New Senate Hall. UAF Vice-Chancellor and Project Manager Professor Dr…

NFS&R to take provinces on board to restore PODB’s activities

August 05, 2014 ZAHID BAIG - BR Report - Ministry of National Food Security and Research (NFS&R) has decided to take up the provinces onboard in its efforts of restoring activities of the Pakistan Oilseed Development Board (PODB) across the country with ultimate aim of enhancing national indigenous edible oil production. PODN sources told Business Recorder here on Monday that the PODB since its restoration in September 2012 had been assigned to carry out activities of developing…

Research in agri sector stressed

Thursday, May 22, 2014 LAHORE: Punjab University Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Mujahid Kamran has said there is a need to focus on agri sector and research. He was addressing an inaugural session of three-day international conference ‘Stress Biology and Biotechnology and Challenges and Management’ organised by PU Institute of Agricultural Sciences (IAGS) on Wednesday. Pakistan Science Foundation Chairman Dr Khalil Ahmed Ibupoto, IAGS Director Prof Dr Saleem Haider, University of Toronto…

‘Agriculture sector must adopt modern technology’

Published: May 7, 2014 By Imran Rana Use of latest technology can increase production and farmers can earn handsome profits. FAISALABAD: Farmers can get more than double-digit yield and profits by using modern techniques, machinery and certified seeds while cotton growers, in particular, can achieve productivity of 70-80 maunds (40kg) per acre with the help new hybrid seed varieties and latest farm practices. Ayub Agriculture Research Institute (AARI) recently introduced a new…

Agri dept concerned at cut in research budget

April 13, 2014 Khalid Hasnain LAHORE: The Agriculture Department has expressed concern over reduction in its annual research budget, recommending the government to give financial and administrative autonomy to agriculture research wing. “Pakistan ranks 34th position in the world, spending only $2.73 billion on agriculture research, which is 0.33 per cent of its agriculture GDP. India ranks eighth with $36.1 billion spending that is 0.90pc of its Agri-GDP. The United States, China and…

New Research Shows Tree Roots Regulate CO2, Keep Climate Stable

EcoWatch / News Report Published: Thursday 20 February 2014 Only weeks after researchers demonstrated that old forest giants actually accumulate more carbon than younger, fast-growing trees, British scientists have discovered that the great arbiters of long-term global temperatures may not be the leaves of an oak, pine or eucalyptus, but the roots. Trees have become a source of continuous surprise. Only weeks after researchers demonstrated that old forest giants actually accumulate more…

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