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Corporate Farming

Government of Pakistan has recently initiated Corporate Farming in the Agriculture sector of Pakistan. There has been lot of opinion on this issue. Since this would have profound effect how farming will ……

Organic farming in Pakistan

Urban farming is a really important trend. It not only provides fresh food locally but it is very helpful in eliminating greenhouse gases effects as well as it provides economic development opportunities and reduces disparities. This was stated by the experts in one-day training workshop on "Organic Rooftop Farming". The Edible Garden", in seminar room at Lahore College for Women University. This workshop was arranged by Dr Arifa Tahir, Head of Environmental Science Department and…

Does the future of farming in Africa lie in the private sector?

23 November, 2012 Could an alliance between big agribusiness and small-scale farmers produce enough food to feed the continent and beyond? African smallholder farmers are some of the most impoverished people in the world (43% are women) and they account for 80% of food production in sub-Saharan Africa (pdf). Some people argue their future will be driven by the private sector – the UK's Department for International Development has been working to link up businesses with smallholder…

Agriculture department lauds gains in organic farming

Friday, November 23, 2012 By Teresa Ellera This was revealed by the Bureau of Agricultural Products and Fisheries Standards (BAPFS) in a survey conducted among all the provinces in the Philippines. Salvador Salacup, Assistant Secretary and BAPFS Director, said Negros is the most active in the country in terms of the organic farming movement, specifically in terms of the hectarage of lands that are converted into organic farms as well as stakeholders. Salacup represented…

Putting land reforms on political agenda

12th November, 2012 Representatives of the leading parliamentary parties and civil society bodies have called for land reforms to get rid of the country’s colonial economic power structure. They urged political parties to include land reforms in their election manifestoes. At a seminar titled, ‘Where are Land Reforms on Political Agenda in Pakistan?’, they, along with land reforms experts, strongly articulated that effective land reforms were critical for sustainable food…

Organic vs. conventional food

January 12, 2013 For most people willing to pay a premium for organic food, the reason is some nebulous combination of health, environment and flavor. If pressed, however, few could point to evidence that organic food is better than conventionally grown products on any of those counts. This month, a new piece of evidence emerged on this issue, and the news was bad for organic agriculture. A report out of Stanford University found no consistent differences in nutritional content between…

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