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Food Insecurity

Import of food items: TDAP holds seminar on Russian market opportunities

January 01, 2015 - BR Report - Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP) has organised a seminar on market opportunities and regulatory regimes of Russian Federation regarding import of food items here on Wednesday. The main purpose of the seminar was to create awareness among the exporters, producers and growers of food and agro products to benefit from the situation that has emerged after the imposition of ban by Russian Federation on food and agricultural products from the…

PARC chief highlights food insecurity

December 24, 2014 Islamabad(INP): Workshop on enhancing understanding and implementation of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture organised at NARC Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC) Chairman Dr Iftikhar Ahmad has said that humanity is facing the interrelated challenges of food security, loss of agricultural biodiversity and climate change as more than one billion people are suffering from continual hunger and malnutrition. Dr…

Social side of food insecurity

December 10, 2014 - BR Report - Successive governments in Pakistan have been fond of taking credit for high agriculture produce, especially in staple crops like wheat, rice and sugarcane. But they are usually clueless about why, then, Pakistan has very high incidence of food insecurity. Various estimates converge towards a damning indictment that Pakistans food insecurity rate is more than 50 percent - that is, every second Pakistani is food insecure - and that the incidence is growing…

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