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Impact of climate change on Sindh’s date production

By Zulfiqar Kunbhar KARACHI: Sindh’s environment has been ideal for date cultivation with perfect soil and warm climate. But things are changing now. At time when dates are ready to be plucked, dried, processed and sold, Upper Sindh has witnessed radical and catastrophic climate change recently, within a month. As the fruit starts dropping compelling the growers to harvest it, the orchard owners are worried about rapid climate change. In Sindh, dates crop matures with the advent of…

PHDEC to promote date palm cultivation in Punjab

November 20, 2012 Pakistan Horticulture Development and Export Company (PHDEC) is looking forward to boost the horticulture sector of Pakistan and will go for serious measures to increase the export of fresh and dried dates. This was stated by Assistant Manager, Supply Chain, PHDEC Omar Hafeez while speaking at a one-day seminar on date palm cultivation in Punjab at Ayub Agriculture Research Institute (AARI), Faisalabad. According to a spokesperson of the company, Omer further added…

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