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SBP introduces VCCFF to increase agri-financing outreach

Thursday, October 02, 2014 - Pakistan Observer - Karachi—State Bank of Pakistan(SBP) has issued Guidelines on Value Chain Contract Farmer Financing (VCCFF) to encourage banks to extend credit to small and marginalized farmers by leveraging on the strengths of inter-relationships that exist in the agriculture value chain. These guidelines will serve as a basis for banks to develop mutually beneficial relationship between the banks, farmers and the value-chain agent. Contract…

Farmer bodies resent duty-free import of potatoes from India

April 22, 2014 M RAFIQUE GORAYA A joint meeting of different farmers' organisations; Farmers' Associates Pakistan, Okara Potato Growers' Society and Pakistan Kissan Ittehad have expressed deep concern over some media reports suggesting a shortage of edible potato in the country. Farmers' representatives said here on Monday that 18 to 20 percent of winter crop was still in the fields while harvesting of spring crop had also started. Thousands of tonnes of potatoes were also stored in…

Scientific Exhibition and Farmer Awareness Day at he University of Poonch, Rawalakot

The University of Poonch, Rawalakot is going to organize a “Scientific Exhibition and Farmer Awareness day” under “Science and Technology society” on 28/11/2013. In this exhibition progressive people from the all districts of Azad Kashmir and Pakistan are participated. Under this program we are going to invite different Pharmaceutical companies, Feed companies, Dairy companies, Poultry companies etc. Our Goal is to introduce the people with latest development in these sectors. We…

Canal outlets: farmer bodies complete targets of repair, maintenance

April 01, 2013 The Farmer Organisations (FOs) established by the Punjab Irrigation and Drainage Authority (PIDA) in various Area Water Boards (AWBs) have successfully completed their targets of repair and maintenance of canal outlets in irrigation reform areas. The repair and maintenance of outlets will help improving water supply to tail-ends as well as curtailing of water losses. This was revealed in a PIDA press release received here Sunday. General Manager PIDA, Mian Maqbool Ahmad…

پانی اور زمین کی جنگ لڑ رہے ہیں کسان

بہار کے بانکا ضلع میں چاندن ندی پر لکشمی پور (بونسی پرکھنڈ) میں سینچائی کے کام کے لیے تقریباً 40 سال قبل چاندن باندھ کی تعمیر کی گئی تھی۔ بہار سرکار کے محکمہ آبی وسائل کے لیٹر نمبر 885 مورخہ 23 جون، 2011 ابھجیت گروپ (تھرمل پاور) کو ڈیم کا پانی دیے جانے کی مقامی کسانوں کے ذریعے زبردست مخالفت کی جا رہی ہے۔ بانکا سمیت آس پاس کے ضلعوں میں چاندن ڈیم بچاؤ سنگھرش مورچہ کی قیادت میں تحریک جاری ہے۔ قابل ذکر ہے کہ بہار سرکار نے سال 1968 میں چاندن باندھ کی تعمیر کرائی تھی، تاکہ اس علاقہ کے…

Field and farmer day in the premises of Jhang

January 12, 2013 Dr. M. Zahid Farooq Being an agricultural country Pakistan mostly depends on livestock due to  poor literacy rate farmers adopt the traditional methods in the maintenance and production of their animals. Due to increase population the basic need of food are not fulfilled by these traditional methods of livestock rearing. Being veterinarian it was felt to aware the farmers about new means and methods of livestock feeding and different managerial practices being made at farm…

US Midwest soyabean bids higher

January 01, 2013 Soyabean spot basis bids were mostly steady to higher at river terminals and processing plants across the US Midwest on Monday, bolstered by sustained demand and light country offerings, dealers said. Farmer sales were nearly non-existent as the year came to a close while good export demand and light supplies in the pipeline also underpinned bids. Dealers at two Indiana crushing plants rolled their soya bids to the March soya contract from the January, taking 3 to 6…

Effects of Hoeing on Standing Crops that Reduce the yield

30 December 2012 Hoeing is big issue near farmer to remove the weeds, soil aeration, nitrogen fixing and fertility restoration in standing crops. But on the other hand some factors are studied by the approval of experiments which reduced the plant yield i.e. It cut the adventitious roots- they are the fibrous side root system which take up phosphorus, fix the nitrogen and other macro and micro nutrients from soil which support the plant for growth and development. When…

KBP takes out rallies

November 30, 2012: Growers across Pakistan took out procession rallies on Thursday on the call of Kisan Board Pakistan (KBP) in second phase of 'Save Farmer-Save Pakistan' movement launched by the Board to press the government for acceptance of its demands. KBP Central President Sardar Zafar Hussein led a rally in Mandi Bahauddin while its Central Secretary-General Malik Muhammad Ramzan Rohari led a rally in Rahim Yar Khan. According to the KBP Central Secretary Information Haji Muhammad…

KBP to stage sit-in today

November 29, 2012 Kisan Board Pakistan (KBP) in second phase of its 'Save Farmer-Save Pakistan' movement will be staging sit-in at all the district headquarters today besides holding demonstration on important thoroughfares and bridges to press the government for acceptance of its demands. Provincial heads and district presidents will lead these demonstrations and sit-in in their respective areas, said KBP Central Secretary Information Haji Muhammad Ramzan here on Wednesday.…

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