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Improving quality of horticulture products: CABI, PARC and PFVA sign MoU for collaboration

February 03, 2015 - N H Zuberi - The CAB International (CAB), Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC) and All Pakistan Fruit & Vegetable Exporters, Importers and Merchants Association (PFVA) have joined hands to improve the quality and standard of horticulture products in Pakistan and to dealing with rising pets issues with fruits and vegetable. In this regard, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed by the three organisations including CAB International, which is an…

7 Health Benefits of Cauliflower

By True Activist It’s that time of the year when markets bloom up with that spongy, anti-inflammatory, heart healthy flowering vegetable know as cauliflower. You’ll want to include cauliflower as one of the cruciferous vegetables you eat on a regular basis if you want to receive these 7 fantastic health benefits. 1. Nutritional Cauliflower also contains vitamins B1 (thiamine), B2 (riboflavin), B3 (niacin), B5 (pantothenic acid), B6 (pyridoxine) and B9 (folic acid). It contains…

Prices of essential food items remain stable

January 25, 2015 - Waqar Lillah - BR Report - Prices of essential food items remained stable, while downward trend was noted in prices of fresh vegetable last week as compared to the preceding week, reveals a survey conducted by us on Saturday. The survey noted decline in prices of tomatoes, potatoes, onion and chicken during the period under review as tomatoes were being sold at Rs 50-55 per kg, potatoes were available at Rs 35-40 per kg, onion at Rs 25-30 per kg and chicken live was…

Govt asked to take immediate measures to restore oil supply

January 19, 2015 LAHORE(Nation)  - The government should take immediate measures to restore supply of petroleum products as the shortage was not only causing undue damage to the trade and economic activities but also hitting the general public hard. The IEP Lahore Centre Chairman Engineer Syed Khalid Sajjad said that fuel shortage had brought the vehicular traffic to a grinding halt in the province of Punjab. He said Punjab was hub of trade and economic activities and biggest…

Petrol shortage pushes vegetable, fruit prices higher

January 18, 2015 Waqar Lillah - BR Report - Due to acute petrol shortage, significant increase was witnessed in prices of fresh vegetables and fruits last week as compared to the preceding week, which further intensified the miseries of poverty-stricken and inflation-ridden masses, reveals a survey conducted by us on Saturday. Retailers and wholesalers told us that demand and supply gap widened owing to severe shortage of petrol, resultantly fresh vegetables prices increased…

How To Grow Ginger At Home

When I started growing ginger root I expected it to be difficult. It's not. I've been growing ginger at home for years, and ginger would have to be a serious contender for the title "most neglected plant" in my garden. (Which is a shame. Ginger is a beautiful and beautifully scented plant. I really should move it. One day...) I look at my ginger plants exactly once a year, at harvest time. I harvest them, replant them, and then forget about them for another year. Growing Ginger I…

Wattoo hails ECC’s decision on potato export

December 26, 2014 - BR Report - Mian Manzoor Ahmed Wattoo, President Punjab PPP, has welcomed decision of the Economic Co-ordination Committee (ECC) to withdraw duty on the export of potatoes. He said this in a statement issued from here today. He said the decision would earn big amount of foreign exchange for the country in view of the bumper crop of potatoes besides ensuring the handsome returns of the sweat and toil of the farmers of districts Okara, Pakpattan, Kasure and Sialkot, in…

SCCI’s vegetable storage centre at Sialkot Airport under study

December 17, 2014 - BR Report - Business community is considering establishing "Food, meat and Vegetable cold storage" centre at Sialkot International Airport. The step was being taken for opening new avenue for exports and could be the source of quantum leap in export from Sialkot. Talking to Business Recorder on Tuesday, President Sialkot Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) Fazal Jillani said that we are trying to get necessary funds from Export Development Fund (EDF) for…

The Best Of Raised Bed Gardening

For space efficiency and high yields, it’s hard to beat a vegetable garden grown in raised beds. Raised beds can improve production as well as save space, time, and money. They also are the perfect solution for dealing with difficult soils such as heavy clay. In addition, raised beds improve your garden’s appearance and accessibility. Advantage Of Raised Bed Gardening Raised gardening beds are higher than ground level, and consist of soil that’s mounded or surrounded by a…

Fruit, vegetable exports up by 22.82pc, 10.90pc in eight months

Friday, 28 March 2014 ISLAMABAD- APP: Fruit and vegetable exports from the country during first eight months of current financial year registered positive growth of 22.82 percent and 10.90 percent respectively as compared to the same period of last year. During the period from July-February, 2013-14, about 505,342 metric tons of fresh fruit worth US$ 338.242 million exported as compared to exports of 524,313 million tons costing US$ 275.405 million of the corresponding period of last…

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