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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…

Govt to organise workshop on ‘Climate Smart Agriculture’

By News desk Balochistan has kicked off tree plantation drive to plant 4.2 million trees in the current year under the Prime Minister Imran Khan’s initiative of 10 Billion Tree Tsunami (10BTT) programme to promote greenery and reduce challenges and impacts of global warming in the country. According to a provincial forest department official, around 0.2 million trees were planted across the province under the ‘Plant For Pakistan’ in the spring plantation drive which was started from Friday.…

Agriculture degrees are having their moment in the sun

Australian universities say interest has swung towards agriculture this year, with many enjoying a spike in domestic student enrolment in this discipline, reported ABC News. This was bolstered by factors including lower fees and good job prospects, said educators. University of Tasmania Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture associate professor Alistair Gracie said this marked the highest intake he had seen from domestic students, but that international student numbers were down. “It’s a tricky…

Agriculture vital 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…

NA body for revamping agriculture lending system

Abdul Rasheed Azad ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly Special Committee on Agriculture has recommended the government and other stakeholders of revamping the existing agriculture lending system to rid the farmers of exploitation of middleman. The panel meeting held here on Wednesday presided over by convener committee Shandana Gulzar Khan while agreeing upon the proposal to revamp the agriculture lending system to unlock the farmers from the Arthi’s dominated exploitative informal lending…

Rural economy growth: FPCCI chief for clustered mapping of agriculture sector

February 05, 2015 - BR Report - Pakistan can earn easily 300 million dollars foreign exchange from kinnow export, subject to formulate proper policy on the lines of Florida and Australian oranges. Exchange reserves in the country may be increased by the seedless production of kinnow in the future? Chairman Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI), Ahmad Jawad said. Jawad emphasised that the govt should focus on the clustered mapping of agriculture sector for…

Japan farming reforms a stiff test of Abe’s resolve

February 04, 2015 - Reuters - After December's landslide re-election, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's programme to revive the nation's economy is set to meet perhaps its stiffest challenge, the nation's sclerotic farming industry. He will soon submit legislation to reform agriculture, a sector where a dwindling band of aging farmers works tiny plots, while conducting gruelling negotiations to sign up for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), which would cut towering import tariffs…

Bosan for improving agriculture production on scientific lines

February 04, 2015 ISLAMABAD: Minister for National Food Security and Research, Sikandar Hayat Khan Bosan on Tuesday stressed the need to improve agriculture production system on scientific lines to enhance sustainable food production and to meet present and future demands for food in the country. “This can be done by adopting innovative agricultural practices, improved technologies and sustainable soil management techniques”, the minister said addressing a day-long seminar on…

Cotton market: rates firm up amid improved demand

February 04, 2015 - BR Report - Fresh demand by mills and spinners, helped the rates to hold present levels, dealers said on the cotton market on Tuesday. The official spot rate was unchanged at Rs 4,750, dealers said. In the ready session, trading activity improved slightly, as about 5000 bales of cotton changed hands between Rs 3450 and Rs 4950, they said. The seed cotton rates in Sindh at Rs 1600 and Rs 2300, in Punjab prices were at Rs 1700 and Rs 2500, they said. According to the…

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