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Pakistan to enhance agri exports to Tajik: Khurram

December 23, 2014 - ISLAMABAD(APP)– Federal Minister for Commerce Engr Khurram Dastgir Khan said that Pakistan would massively enhance its agriculture exports to Tajikistan as Tajikistan was planning to enhance its regular stocks of agricultural goods in the near future. He made these remarks while talking to Tajik Minister for Reserves N A Akhmedov here on Tuesday. Tajik Ambassador to Pakistan Jononov Sher Ali was also present in the meeting. He said that the trilateral transit…

Global production of all major wood products steadily growing

December 19, 2014 - BR Report - Global production of all major wood products continued to show steady growth in 2013 for the fourth consecutive year, according to new data published and released by FAO on Wednesday. "The production of industrial round wood, sawn wood, wood pellets and wood-based panels has fully recovered from the economic downturn in 2008-2009. Global production of pulp and paper stagnated in 2012-13 largely due to a decline in consumption in China, where electronic…

Agriculture loan: outstanding portfolio increased to Rs 290.35 billion

December 16, 2014 - Zaheer Abbasi - BR Report - The outstanding portfolio of agriculture loan has increased from Rs 257.09 billion to Rs 290.35 billion at end June, 2014 as compared to same period last year. Sources told Business Recorder that a recent meeting of the National Assembly's Standing Committee on Finance was further informed that in line with the government focus on promoting agriculture, the target of Rs 500 billion has been set for 2014-15 which is 54 percent of the agri…

Food security

Monday, December 15, 2014 Participants at a conference on sustainable development stressed the need for focusing on issues like food security, climate change and political commitment of governments in South Asia to accord these issues of highest priority. The federal minister for national food security and research told the audience that the government is keen to develop collaborations for a food secure Pakistan to the needs of growing population in the country. He added the government…

‘Pakistan has made remarkable progress in food security’

December 10, 2014 ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for National Food Security Sikandar Hayat Khan Bosan on Tuesday said Pakistan has made some remarkable progress in different areas including agriculture and food security during the last several decades. The minister said, with regard to the agricultural sector, Pakistan was now producing enough food for its population and also exporting significant quantities of various food commodities, including, rice, fruits and livestock products. He…

Govt making sincere efforts to enhance exports: Ahsan

December 06, 2014 TAXILA (INP)- Minister for Planning and Development Ahsan Iqbal has said that the government was making sincere efforts to enhance exports of Pakistan. He was addressing the officials of Heavy Mechanical Complex in Taxila on Saturday. He said that under vision 2025, our exports will be enhanced from twenty-five to one hundred and fifty billion dollars. The minister said that the government has started a series of projects in the power sector to provide sufficient…

Agriculture product exports stand low

November 19, 2014 ISLAMABAD(Express): Pakistan has failed to tap the export potential of agriculture products in the international market in view of lack of access to credit facilities and technological developments, says Sikandar Hayat Khan Bosan, Minister for National Food Security and Research. “However, the government is committed to enhancing exports of food products by developing linkages between developing and developed countries,” he said while speaking at a seminar on “Better…

Agriculture sector facing complex challenges: minister

October 28, 2014 - BR Report - Punjab Agricultural Minister Farrukh Javed on Monday said that agriculture sector is facing complex challenges including low agricultural productivity, high cost of inputs and water and climate changes issues. These are the real hurdle to attain food security. He was chairing 39 senate meeting of University of Agriculture Faisalabad at New Senate Hall as Governor's nominee, said a handout of the department issued today. The Minister stated that the Punjab…

The politics of food security

Failure to reach consensus on the WTO’s trade facilitation agreement is threatening to undermine the very rationale of the global trade body, and a potential return to bilateral and regional trade blocks. However, the reluctance of developing countries to facilitate WTO trade liberalisation efforts is understandable. Besides fears that the potential gains from the existing form of the WTO negotiated trade agreement will mostly flow to rich countries and private sector traders, India and…

Food and agriculture in Sindh: experts concerned at non existence of policy

August 27, 2014 - APP -Civil society activists and experts expressing serious concern over non existence of a food and agriculture policy in Sindh, said that a comprehensive policy document is required which may address all agricultural issues. This was stated in a meeting arranged by Society for Environmental Actions, Reconstruction and Humanitarian response (SEARCH) in collaboration with Action Aid Pakistan, Sindh Hari Porhiyat Council (SHPC), and We Journalist under People's Network on…

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