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Import of pulses, edible oil Rs 400 billion can be saved by promoting cultivation

February 20, 2014 Recorder The country is importing pulses and edible oil around Rs 400 billion which can be saved by promoting and strengthening their cultivation. This was said by University of Agriculture Faisalabad Vice Chancellor Professor Dr Iqrar Ahmad Khan while talking to 41st Batch Common Training Programme, Civil Services Academy Lahore. The delegation was led by Additional Director Khalid Javed. The Vice Chancellor briefed the team about the agriculture sector. He said if…

China Agriculture products to capture regional market

December 05, 2012 After gaining significant market share for its manufactured goods in the UAE and the rest of the Middle East, China is set to make inroads into the regional agriculture sector in a big way through an upcoming trade event in Sharjah. In a global first, the Chinese government is bringing its leading agriculture enterprises to the Middle East to take part in the Chinese Commodities Fair Sharjah at Expo Centre Sharjah from December 10 to 13, 2012. Titled 'China…

MFN status to India likely to crush local agriculture

November 22, 2012 As the eve of granting India the MFN status draws nearer, concerns about the local agriculture industry’s well being amidst the lack of a level playing field is prompting lobbyists to scream from the rooftops. The removal of the negative import list, which will allow Indian produce such as vegetables, legumes and other agricultural commodities to infiltrate into the market, is currently being compared to the straw that will figuratively break the camel’s back, as the…

Scientists asked to concentrate on development of agri research

November 21, 2012 ISLAMABAD: Scientists to play their role for the development of agriculture sector, said Dr Iftikhar Ahmad Chairman Pakistan Agriculture Research Council (PARC) Addressing the scientists of the Association of Former PARC Scientists (AFPS) he stressed scientists should ensure research results to reach at doorstep of farmers to increase production in order to ensure food security in the country. Dr Akhtar Beg, member of AFPS presented a project on ‘Soybean Cultivation…

GAPTO appeals to Ministry of Food and Agriculture for unique scheme

Monday, 19 November 2012 The Ghana Agricultural Producers and Traders Organization (GAPTO) have appealed to the Ministry of Food and Agriculture to establish a special out-grower scheme for the cultivation of onions in Ghana. The organisation has further urged that the Ministry of Trade and Industry together with the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning collaborate to finalize all legal, institutional and administrative arrangements for the establishment of the scheme. The…

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