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Agri Sector

Agri sector has potential to increase country’s GDP

May 23, 2014- Nation Afia Anees LAHORE: Pakistan has a rich and vast natural resource base, covering various ecological and climatic zones; hence the country has great potential for producing all types of food commodities. More than 75% people are engaged in agriculture sector. It contributes 21% of the total GDP in Pakistan’s economy. It provides employment to 45% of people. It is source of raw material and output to industrial sector as well. Nowadays, this important sector is being…

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…

Govt taking steps to promote agri sector: Abid Sher

November 30th, 2013 FAISALABAD: State Minister for Water and Power Ch Abid Sher Ali said on Saturday the government was taking  steps to promote agri sector on scientific lines and resolve the problems of farming community. Addressing a balloting ceremony for the distribution of laser land levelers here at Ayub Agricultural Research Institute (AARI), he said that it was need of the hour to put all sectors especially the agriculture on scientific lines and for this purpose, the farmers…

Indian expert placates Pak agri sector’s fears

November 30, 2013 By Kashif Hussain KARACHI: Pakistan’s agriculture exports to India have jumped by 133% in the last five years, much higher than the 68% growth in India’s agriculture exports to Pakistan in the same period showing that India can be a significant future market for Pakistani agriculture products, Indian experts say. “This data reveals that the fears of Pakistan’s agriculture lobby against liberalised trade with India are quite baseless,” said Nisha Teneja, an economic…

Denmark keen to cooperate with Pakistan in agri sector

Friday, September 27, 2013 - Islamabad—Pakistan and Denmark have good prospectus to work together in agri sector and promote trade and commerce relations between the two countries, Danish Ambassador, Jesper M. Sorensen said here Thursday. There is a lot of potential to enhance cooperation between the two countries, the Ambassador said during his visit to National Agriculture Research Center (NARC) where he was given detailed briefing about workings and various projects of the center.…

PFVA takes steps to develop 10-year policy for agri sector

Friday, August 09, 2013 Salman Siddiqui KARACHI: The All Pakistan Fruit and Vegetable Exporters, Importers and Merchants Association (PFVA) has initiated measures to develop a national and export policy for the agriculture sector for the next 10 years, keeping in view decline in the number of varieties of various fruits and vegetables, their lower yield per acre and gradual drop in exports, the association chairman said on Thursday. “The association has initiated the process of…

Flight and plight of agri sector

Wednesday, July 24, 2013 Waheed Hamid IN initial days of birth, Pakistan with 30 million people of West Pakistan was not able to feed itself and had to import most of its food requirements. Today, the farmers of Pakistan are able to fulfill the domestic needs of wheat, rice, sugar, milk of 180 million people at a much higher per capita consumption level, and also export wheat and rice to the rest of the world. This shows the spectacular rise in productivity as the share of…

Scientists promoting agri sector

Saturday, July 13, 2013 Islamabad—Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC) scientists are playing a pivotal role for the promotion and development of agri sector in Pakistan. Research results and advance knowledge should reach at farmers’ door-step in order to boost up agricultural production and to ensure food security in the country; this was stated by Federal Minister for National Food Security & Research (MNFSR) Mr. Sikandar Hayat Bosan in a meeting with newly promoted PARC…

Developing agri-sector: Pakistan, Argentina team up

Developing agri-sector: Pakistan, Argentina team up July 10, 2013 By APP ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and Argentina will sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on cooperation in the field of Sanitation and Phyto-sanitation to promote the agri-sector and ensure food security. This was stated by Federal Minister for National Food Security and Research Sikandar Hayat Khan Bosan while talking to Ambassador of Argentina Rudolph J Martin Saravia who called on him here Wednesday. The minister…

As energy crisis tightens its grip, agri-sector runs tube wells on biogas

May 24, 2013 FAISALABAD: As Pakistan’s agri-sector also faces the brunt of the energy crisis which has made it impossible for farmers to operate tube wells, a Netherlands-funded programme is promoting biogas as an alternate fuel to – the only water source for farmers as irrigation water through canals falls short of the demand. Agriculturists say that they are handicapped as they cannot get water from canals or operate tube wells due to the prevailing energy crisis, and since most of…

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